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What Are the Signs Your Marine Generator is on its Way Out?

What Are the Signs Your Marine Generator is on its Way Out?

Marine generators, fueled by diesel or gasoline, produce electricity to power equipment or appliances on your boat or yacht. Although marine generators are specially designed to be durable and handle severe conditions, issues can occur for various reasons. Without proper maintenance and consistent checkups, marine generators can start to stall. Our marine diesel specialists in South Florida want to help you recognize the signs that your generator is on its way out.

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Boat Maintenance 101

Boat Maintenance 101

Like cars, boats and yachts need regular maintenance to run efficiently. For over 20 years, our Marine Diesel Specialists in Fort Lauderdale and Gulf Coast Diesel Service in Punta Gorda have provided top-quality parts and services. With consistent marine inspections and our boat tips, you can keep your diesel engine running smoothly.

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The Benefits of Marine Diesel Engines

The Benefits of Marine Diesel Engines

There may never be a definitive answer to the petrol vs. diesel marine engines debate. While a growing number of boats and yachts come with diesel engines already installed, some models still come with gasoline-powered engines. In fact, several yacht and boat manufacturers still offer the choice between a gasoline engine and a marine engine to customers for some of their medium to large-sized models. If you ever end up in a position where you are presented with such a choice, consider the advantages of a diesel engine over a petrol engine.

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4 Essential Spare Parts to Carry On Your Boat

4 Essential Spare Parts to Carry On Your Boat

Just like you would never go on a long road trip without a spare tire in your trunk, you should never go on a yacht trip without carrying a few essential spare parts for your boat. There are obvious spare parts that you should bring such as lightbulbs and a second anchor.

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Caring for Aging Marine Engines

Caring for Aging Marine Engines

Marine diesel engines are a major investment, which leads many yacht and boat owners to keep their ship’s current engine in service for as long as possible. While there are economic emissions standards for new marine diesel engines, many older engines are still running within the regulations. So, if you’re still running an older engine that you’d like to keep in service for some more hours, follow our team’s tips for marine diesel engine upkeep and engine maintenance.

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Why is My Boat Making a Ticking Sound?

Why is My Boat Making a Ticking Sound?

Nobody wants to hear strange noises from their engine, but it happens to the best of us. No, it’s not the sound of the water, that’s your yacht’s diesel engine making some strange noises. So, what causes a boat engine ticking sound? Ticking or clicking can be one of the most unsettling boat engine sounds, so we’re offering marine diesel engine troubleshooting to help you get to the bottom of your marine diesel engine’s weird noises.

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Popular Marine Diesel Engine Brands

Popular Marine Diesel Engine Brands

There are several marine diesel manufactures specializing in top quality engines for yachts, boats, and other marine vessels. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer marine diesel engine installation, repowers, maintenance, surveys, rebuilds, and much more. A marine diesel engine is a major investment, so it’s crucial to make sure that you’re choosing the right engine for your needs. Our experts are looking at some of the top marine diesel engine brands.

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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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