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Top Troubleshooting Tips for Common Yacht Issues

Top Troubleshooting Tips for Common Yacht Issues

November 5, 2019

Like with any vehicle, yachts sometimes have technical issues that require repair. A problem with your yacht doesn't have to ruin your day on the water though. If you know what common boat problems to expect and how to fix them, you can get back out to sea faster. Let's look at some tips for troubleshooting boat issues. Common Yacht Problems and Solutions Yachts and larger boats with diesel engines have concerns smaller vessels that run on gasoline do not. Even if you don't know much about diesel engines, you can still conduct basic troubleshooting of boat engine problems. Many…
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How to Choose a Diesel Engine Rebuild Kit

How to Choose a Diesel Engine Rebuild Kit

November 5, 2019

Marine diesel engines have unmatched longevity and durability, rarely requiring rebuilds. Because they are much more efficient than gasoline engines, marine diesel engines can last thousands of hours. If you only put in the average boater's 200 hours a year, your boat's diesel engine could last 40 years. However, even the most well-cared-for diesel motors can wear out, especially if you put in long hours on the water. Instead of replacing the engine, rebuild it to restore it to like-new operation. But how do you tell if your engine needs a rebuild or just one or two parts replaced? And…
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Breaking In a Diesel Engine

November 5, 2019

Whether you just purchased a new boat or are refurbishing or rebuilding an older one, it's crucial to understand the proper procedures of how to break in a diesel engine. While manufacturers and professional technicians can precision-build the parts and components of an engine system, the breaking in process is vital for allowing cylinders and ring surfaces to seat and seal in place for a perfect fit. By incrementally introducing heat and friction that comes with use, the engine parts begin to wear against each other and conform in shape to provide a tight seal that's essential for achieving optimal, lasting performance. Do…
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Common Turbo Problems and Failures

November 5, 2019

Many different types of engines utilize turbochargers to provide a boost of power and efficiency. A turbo, or turbine-driven forced induction device, functions by pushing extra air into the cylinders of your engine for increased horsepower without burning more fuel. While typically a long-lasting and reliable component, there are several common turbo problems that can lead to anything from diminished performance to extensive, irreparable damage to the engine and related systems. Signs of a Bad Turbo Paying close attention to how your engine is operating and performing regular service and inspections is a smart way to stay on top of engine…
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Where to Find My Cummins Engine Serial Number

November 5, 2019

For over 100 years, Cummins engines have been powering all different types of machines around the world. It's crucial to know where to find Cummins engine serial numbers when you need parts and repairs. If you're wondering, "How do I find my Cummins engine serial number?" then the experts at Diesel Pro Power, Inc. are here to help. Read our guide for confirming the ESN on your engine, or get in touch for further assistance from a knowledgeable member of our team. Cummins Engine Serial Number Locations The easiest way to learn where to find your Cummins ESN is by…
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Complete Your Yacht Safety Checklist Before Leaving the Dock

October 31, 2019

What should you do before launching from a dock? A thorough boat departure checklist can help new boaters and seasoned experts answer this question. Plus, you can ensure a safer ride for everyone by following one of these documents before launch. This yacht pre-launch checklist includes a yacht safety equipment checklist and precautions to take before departure.   Prepare Your Safety Gear Take an inventory of your safety gear and ensure it all works properly. The Coast Guard requires your yacht to carry safety devices such as: - Personal flotation devices - Fire extinguishers - One bell, plus one whistle…
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