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Breaking Point: What Can Go Wrong With Your Yanmar?

If you want to know more about the little Yanmar chugging away in your sailboat, it helps to learn about this iconic engine maker’s...

Rudder Mods for Low-speed Docking

Any sailor who has tried to wrestle a full-keel ketch with a barn-door rudder into a tight slip has probably wondered if they could...

Marine Diesel Repower Part 3: Sea Trial

This is the last of a three-part series describing the planning and installation of an inboard diesel engine in my previously engine-free Cape Dory...

Diesel Repower From Scratch Part II

This is Part II of a three-part series detailing the installation of a complete inboard engine system into our highly modified Cape Dory 36...

Diesel Repower From Scratch Pt. 1

This is a multi-part article detailing the installation of an inboard diesel engine into my modified Cape Dory 36 Far Reach. I rebuilt the Far Reach from...

PS Advisor: Storing Diesel Fuel

When it comes to storing a gasoline powered vessel, you are generally better off keeping tanks full, adding a corrosion-inhibiting additive, and installing a...

Rhumb Lines: The Diesel Engine Dilemma

As the threat of global warming is forcing policy makers around the world to explore ways to wean their economies off carbon based energy...

Can Diesel Damage Fuel Lines?

The answer is yes, given the right conditions (including an undisirable mix of metals in the system), and enough time, untreated diesel fuel can...

Marine Fuel Filter Test

Diesel engines have evolved into incredibly reliable power sources. Change the oil, mind the charging system and batteries, and most importantly, always give them...

Prop and Shaft Check

A vessels drive train is typically defined as the components between the engine transmission coupling and the bitter end of the propeller shaft. For...

Beneteau 46.1: What You Should Know | Boat Tour

Looking to buy a 42-46 foot sailboat? Considering a Beneteau Oceanis 45 or the newer Beneteau 46.1? See a Beneteau for sale? What are...