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October 30, 2019

The best part about keeping your diesel clean is your ability to discover and correct engine wear long before it becomes an expensive repair

August 17, 2019

Dreaming of the freedom and adventure in cruising on your own or with your sweetheart? Then eventually, you'll leap into the first really big step..

July 19, 2019

You name your car, you name your boat, you name your autopilot, but why don’t you name your diesel engine?  Is it because it feels like an alien?  

When you have an obstacle to overcome, a dependable engine has your back , supporting you unconditionally i...

May 28, 2019

Things may go wrong, pride may take a hit, but death tied to the dock is far more dismal.

February 22, 2019

One person's story of having the confidence to use newly acquired skills and the feeling of tremendous success.

January 25, 2019

We always begin by carefully examining six key areas: engine, fuel, steering, bilge, navigation tools, and safety equipment. Take a look at what we found.

January 12, 2019

It's the little things that become so very challenging. Replace the house batteries? I'm on it!  There is no doubt it is going to be hard, so I adopt an "I can" mindset, creatively use available resources, bend my knees, and muscle up.  Done!  

So what gets me...

December 27, 2018

No wonder this diesel engine was constantly overheating, half the water jackets were partially to fully closed with calcium built up over years.  Lack of use results in water sitting idle in your diesel engine.

December 21, 2018

Hearing this diesel's "breathing pattern", and feeling its strain when I covered the intake and hand cranked, turned this foreign machine into a living entity struggling to take its next breath.

October 30, 2018

A tip for preparing the bowline for retrieval when docking alone.

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