The best oil for your Mercury Outboard

Motor oil for 2 and 4 stroke engines is readily available at discount stores or automotive stores.  The price is slightly cheaper than the OEM boat engine oil so we often get the question:  “Can I safely use aftermarket or generic oil in my outboard motor?” Always use Brand Name OEM Oil for your motor. The…

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…

Checklist for Boat Maintenance

Spring is finally here and the sun and warm temperatures are not far behind.  Soon you will want to be out enjoying the sunshine and what better way to do it than getting out on the water? Before you make your first trip to the lake this year, it’s a good idea to make sure your  sterndrive engine…

Boat Maintenance Tips

The calendar says it’s almost spring even though all the clouds and rain make it feel like a distant dream.  As we are just entering the month of April, its time to get your boat out of storage and begin yourspring boat maintenance.  So the question is: where to start? First, ask yourself if you…