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Aluminum vs Stainless Steel Propellers: What’s the Difference?

Aluminum vs Stainless Steel Propellers: What’s the Difference?

When you are shopping for a replacement prop for your boat you need to do homework. With so many different styles and sizes, choosing the right propeller can be a daunting task. Many boaters get confused about which prop material is best. Many boats come from the factory already equipped with aluminum propellers. Aluminum propellers do have some advantages. They are relatively inexpensive and suitable for general-purpose use. For better overall performance, stainless propellers are a better choice but can be a bit more expensive. Here at Marine Diesel Specialists, we take you more in-depth on examining the difference between aluminum vs stainless steel propellers. 

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Understanding The Pros and Cons of Pontoon Boats

Understanding The Pros and Cons of Pontoon Boats

You’re in the market for a new boat and you’re contemplating buying a pontoon. Part of you knows that a pontoon may be great for your family, hosting all of your friends, or just lounging at the sandbar. But are still wondering if the pontoon will meet all your needs? With a pontoon boat, you lose the speed and range in exchange for a floating platform that is perfect for socializing. Here at Marine Diesel Specialists, we want to help you understand the pros and cons of pontoon boats. It is important to know these factors when it comes to purchasing one of these. 

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How Does a Marine Diesel Engine Work?

How Does a Marine Diesel Engine Work?

A marine diesel engine consists of many working parts. Even though different components can make a few modifications to their designs, their functions remain the same. Each component has a specific function and location to make it work. Chances are, you already know a little something about marine diesel engines. Even if you do, our Marine Diesel Specialists want to ensure you know all the ins and outs regarding how these engines function. This is why we are providing the information below.

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What Are the Basic Types of Boat Engines?

What Are the Basic Types of Boat Engines?

Boat owners have an array of choices when it comes to picking an engine, otherwise known as a motor or drive. The basic mechanical principle of a boat engine is the same as for any interval combustion engine, such as those that power cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Boat engines are an important topic whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining a boat. Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists wants to make sure that you know all there is to know about the basic type of boat engines. 

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