Protect Your Boat’s Fuel System From Water

Water in an engine’s fuel system is never good. “It doesn’t take much corrosion to make a diesel fuel injector stick,” says John Strauss, West Palm Beach, FL. With either gas or diesel, water in fuel can kill expensive components without warning. Fortunately, quick action at the first sign of water in your boat’s fuel system can help you […]

By |July 14th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

11 Secrets to Help Your Boat Live Longer

“Wax, wash, flush and cover.”
We’ve heard all these tips for as long as we’ve been told to brush, floss and scrub behind our ears. Good advice, all of it, but there’s got to be more you can do to extend the life of your boat. Which is why we went to the insiders to find their little-known (until now) […]

By |July 7th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

Top 5 Reasons to Go Boating

“Boating” might mean something different for you than it does for me, but here are 5 universal reasons we all do it.
1. Escape from the crowd
Going boating means getting away from people you haven’t chosen to have near you.
2. Enjoy nature
Along most shorelines, there’s a way to escape by boat and enjoy a quiet cove, surrounded by nothing but empty […]

By |June 30th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

Mercury Marine Newsflash: All-New MerCruiser and Outboard

Breaking news from the Boats.Com Outboard Expert, Charles Plueddeman, who tested two new Mercs earlier this month.

At the opening session of its new-product introduction earlier this month, Mercury Marine revealed an all-new MerCruiser 4.5-liter V6 sterndrive engine, which will be rated at 250 horsepower and weighs 130 pounds less than the 5.0-liter V8 engine it will replace. The engine […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|News Blog, What Things Are Trending|Comments Off

Navionics App for Free? Yes, Please.

Navionics is entering the fray by making its popular smartphone and tablet navigation app free.
With over 1.5 million downloads since it was first released, Navionics’ paid smartphone and tablet navigation app has become one of the most popular mobile marine navigation solutions for Apple’s iOS and Android devices.

But when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stopped printing charts […]

By |June 16th, 2014|News Blog, What Things Are Trending|Comments Off