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Inboards

Situated in the center of a boat for equal weight distribution, inboards tend to be quieter than their outboard counterparts. Gas or electric, Southern Boating knows a lot about inboard engines. Broken driveshaft? Stern drive acting up? Check out our library of articles about inboard engines for the solution.

YANMAR’s latest inboard diesel

A Common Rail YANMAR’s latest inboard diesel is compact and powerful. One of YANMAR’s initiatives is to “explore technologies that combine efficiency, high performance, and environmental friendliness” into its products, including recreational…

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How To Improve Your Prop Performance

How To Improve Your Prop Performance Check other factors before you blame the prop. Here’s how to improve your prop performance. When a boat runs poorly, propellers often get blamed. If the engines…

hybrid IPS Volvo Penta

Volvo’s Hybrid IPS

Volvo Penta’s popular pod drive is going green with a Hybrid IPS. Eco-conscious captains might feel fuel is flowing foolishly when throwing down the throttles to quickly get to running speeds. It’s…

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Engine Hazards

Engine hazards to watch for Whether your boat is powered by an outboard, an inboard-outboard or a diesel, there will be engine hazards. Anything that has moving parts requires oil and gas…

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Clean Fuel for Happy Cruising

9 out of 10 problems with diesel engines are the result of contaminated fuel. We’ll show you how to keep your fuel system in tip-top condition. According to national repair statistics, 9…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Miss the Engine Room!

Spring cleaning your engine room has long-term benefits. A dirty engine room is like dirty fingernails; it says a lot about your boat’s overall cleanliness. The accumulation of dust, sea spray, oil,…

Hull-Prop Relationship

The prop you select must synch with both your engine and your hull. Do you feel a vibration when your boat is running at speed? Does the vibration occur at high speeds and…

Mercury Active Trim

Mercury Active Trim

Mercury Active Trim can improve 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 Marine’s new Active…

Volvo Penta Power Punch

Volvo Penta pairs their new D11 diesel engine with IPS950 pod drives for a perfect combination. Green and clean may have a fuddy-duddy reputation to some people—good for the environment but some…