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What You Need to Know About Your Boat's Transmission and Engine

What You Need to Know About Your Boat’s Transmission and Engine

January 2, 2020

Owning a yacht or large workboat comes with the responsibility of maintaining the marine diesel engine and transmission that drive it. The more you know about how your boat works, the easier keeping up with regular service chores on it will be. Discover everything you have ever wanted to know about your boat's transmission and engine here.   Why Learning More About Your Boat's Transmission and Engine Matters Knowing about your boat's operation and the components that make it run will help you in three primary ways — shopping for a pre-owned or used boat, troubleshooting problems and making repairs. 1. Shopping…
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Boat Maintenance Tips & Care

Boat Maintenance Tips & Care

January 2, 2020

Boating is an excellent way to spend quality time with family and friends or just enjoy a serene day on the water. With a long season of sun and warm weather, you can make the most of every weekend. But if you want to keep your boat running and beautiful for years to come, you'll need to learn proper maintenance routines. But how do you maintain a boat? While it isn't particularly difficult, it does take time and practice. A little knowledge will take you far, and understanding where to start and what tools you'll need is the best way…
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How to Maintain the Cooling System on Your Boat

How to Maintain the Cooling System on Your Boat

January 2, 2020

Your cooling system is an important feature of your boat, and one you probably don’t think about much, especially if you have an open cooling system. After all, the water is keeping your engine cool pretty much all the time, so how hard could it be to maintain a boat cooling system? If you do it right, not very hard. That said, it's still very important to know how to maintain a marine cooling system to make sure it doesn't fail you at a critical moment. Here are some useful tips on maintaining the cooling system on your boat. Marine…
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3 Common Diesel Engine Myths Debunked

3 Common Diesel Engine Myths Debunked

December 26, 2019

At Diesel Pro Power, we love to see everyone get the most out of their maritime activities. If you're a boater, you may have certain beliefs about your diesel engine that are false or misunderstood and that may actually be harmful. Here are three common marine diesel engine myths along with the reality on each topic. 1. I Can Let My Diesel Engine Idle as Long as I Want Do you let your diesel engine idle or turn off the engine whenever possible? Diesel engine idle myths are some of the most pervasive ones out there, likely because the idea…
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Four Ways to Keep Your Engine Healthy During Winter

Four Ways to Keep Your Engine Healthy During Winter

December 19, 2019

When you store your boat for winter, you're already looking forward to spring. But before you roll on a tarp and close the door, it pays to know how to winterize your boat engine. It only takes one cold snap to leave an unprotected boat with a cracked block and its owner with a hefty bill. In the U.S., the more temperate southern states have the highest number of insurance claims due to freezing damage, as boat owners in these mild climates are more likely to gamble on the weather rather than undertake winterization. However, since you can accomplish essential…
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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Marine Diesel Engine?

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Marine Diesel Engine?

December 16, 2019

Marine operations can be brutal on engines. Between the inconsistent environments and the constant presence of water, a motor operating in this scenario needs incredible resilience. Fortunately, resilience is one of the defining features of a diesel engine. Even in this challenging environment, the life expectancy of a marine diesel engine is an impressive 5,000 hours on average. With attentive maintenance, that lifespan can reach 8,000 hours. By comparison, a gasoline-powered marine engine will begin needing attention after a mere 1,000 hours in a marine application, and it will be lucky to reach 1,500. A well-maintained diesel marine engine could…
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