Genuine Outboard Motor Oil VS Generic Motor Oil

Most of us have been to discount stores and automotive stores and have been tempted to buy their motor oil to use in your boat engine. The price is cheaper than the OEM boat engine oil so we often get the question:  “Can I safely use the aftermarket or generic oil in my outboard motor?” Our answer:…

Outboard Engine Care

So you own a Mercury outboard but just haven’t quite kept up on maintenance.  Perhaps you have no idea where you stored the owners manual and are just crossing your fingers that you haven’t forgot any major maintenance items. For anyone who can identify with the above, this article is for you. Regular engine maintenance…

Which work best? OEM or Generic Fuel Lines

Our phone rings continuously with about boat motors not running properly. At times, we try to help our customers trouble shoot the problem over the phone. No sense in bringing a boat in for service if the answer is a quick solution that the owner can handle. So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, popular…

The Challenge with Hard to find, NLA Parts

If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement parts for necessary repairs.  Most boat dealers do not have the time or the warehouse space to stock slower moving, older outboard or sterndrive parts.  To make matters worse, manufacturers only produce replacement parts for a period of time and…