What are Marine Engine Hours?

What are Marine Engine Hours?

So, you’re looking to buy a used boat, but you’re not sure about the hours it has. Or, you’re taking care of your new boat and you have no idea what hours mean in terms of intervals for diesel engine maintenance and repairs. Marine engine hours are the hours your engine has been running since it was new. Many newer engines have a gauge for hours, much like one that shows you miles sailed. For older boats, you will need a computer to pull the marine engine hours.

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Common Wintertime Boat Troubles and How to Avoid Them

Common Wintertime Boat Troubles and How to Avoid Them

Wintertime can be harsh on boats and yachts, which is why it’s important to perform yacht troubleshooting to avoid potential issues. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer repairs, maintenance, repowers, and more for vessels throughout Florida. Though we don’t experience many wintertime boating troubles ourselves, we do know how bad these common boat problems can be. Below are common boat issues and what can be done to prevent such challenges.

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New Year, New Marine Diesel Engines!

New Year, New Marine Diesel Engines!

If your new year involves plans for sailing far and wide or hitting the water, you should start the year by upgrading your marine diesel engines. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer service, maintenance, repairs, and marine diesel parts. We know that making the investment to upgrade your boat or yacht’s engines can pay dividends in increased fuel efficiency, better vessel operation, and more enjoyable time on the water. So, start the new year by waving goodbye to your old engines and hello to new marine diesel engines!

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What Does OEM Mean for My Engine?

What Does OEM Mean for My Engine?

When you’re repairing, repowering, or rebuilding your engine, your vessel deserves the best quality parts possible. This means one thing: OEM parts. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means these parts are made by the manufacturer who made your engine. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know that OEM parts are the best choice for your marine diesel engine.

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Expert Tips for MAN Engine Maintenance

Expert Tips for MAN Engine Maintenance

As you’re using your MAN marine diesel engine, it can experience wear and tear through its working hours. Routine MAN marine diesel service and maintenance can help prevent bigger issues down the road. Even if you’ve recently repowered with our marine engine rebuilders, you need to maintain your new engine to ensure it runs at its best. Here are top tips for maintaining MAN diesel engines in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Punta Gorda, and anywhere else you may be.

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