Engine & Upkeep

Engine & Upkeep
Keeping up with your engine and general maintenance can feel overwhelming without the right tools. That’s why Southern Boating breaks the upkeep your boat needs into manageable articles. View our information on inboard engines, outboards, electric, systems, generators, hulls, and general maintenance. Check back soon—new Engine and Upkeep posts are added weekly!

Shaft Seal Maintenance

Shaft seal maintenance should be part of your boat's regular check-up. Ever since the first prop was connected to the first shaft being turned by...
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Clean on Demand: Installing a Deck Washdown System

Add a deck washdown system for a squeaky clean boat. As a marine surveyor I’ve often wondered why many boat manufacturers don’t include a deck...

Hurley H3O Dinghy Davit System

Hurley Marine’s brand-new davit was developed with security and ease in mind. The H3O Dinghy Davit is a convenient storage and deployment system that...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

You see them in pretty much every land-based facility—those innocuous little sentinels that warn us of fire and carbon monoxide (CO). The good news...

Mercury’s Active Engine Trim

Improving boat performance Could manually adjusting the trim of your outboard engine or sterndrive be going, going, gone—just like manual stick shifts in cars? Mercury...
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