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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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The Boat Restoration Beginner’s Guide

The Boat Restoration Beginner’s Guide

Boat refurbishments and restorations are common projects. There are owners of vessels who wish to keep using their favorite boat and also hopeful owners who think boat restoration is a great way to learn more about their vessel and save money in the process. If you are looking to restore a boat but wish to know more about how the process compares to outright buying one, or if you wish to know some helpful tips on how to restore a boat, this guide is for you! Marine Diesel Specialists, authorized MAN Engine dealers who service all forms of vessel and engine, have years of experience working with boats. We would love to share the insights for anyone looking into restoring boats.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a Boat in 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a Boat in 2021

March is here which means celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Our marine diesel specialists can all agree that there is nothing more fun than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a boat. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our expert marine rebuild specialists have compiled a few suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day boat events ideas. 

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Valentine’s Day Boat Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day Boat Date Ideas

February is quickly approaching, and as love begins to fill the air it is time to narrow down some romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas on a boat to show your special someone how much they mean to you. Our marine diesel specialists can all agree that there is nothing more lovely than indulging in romance on a boat for Valentine’s Day. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our expert marine rebuild specialists have compiled a few suggestions for Valentine’s Day boat date ideas. 

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Boating to Gasparilla 2020

Boating to Gasparilla 2020

Pirates, beads, drinks, and a pirate invasion that brings parades to the streets of Tampa Bay. Gasparilla is Tampa’s biggest annual party. Our Gulf Coast marine engine experts are planning ahead with how they’ll celebrate Gasparilla 2020. If you’re planning on participating in the flotilla, docking your boat and enjoying the parade, or hitting up the party by yacht or boat, check out our tips for boating to Gasparilla 2020.

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Annual Yacht Maintenance Tips

Annual Yacht Maintenance Tips

Yacht maintenance is something now owner looks forward to, but it is essential if you’re looking to enjoy your vessel. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we provide marine engine service, repairs, repowers, and annual yacht maintenance. Visiting our marine diesel mechanics in South Florida for routine maintenance can ensure that your vessel runs at its best. Here are our tips for annual yacht maintenance.

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Best Boating Destinations Around Fort Lauderdale

Best Boating Destinations Around Fort Lauderdale

Ready to hit the water? Our marine diesel mechanics in Fort Lauderdale have some favorite spots to visit by yacht or boat. Whether you’re spending a day on the water with your family, friends, or you’re looking for some fishing, South Florida has no shortage of boating destinations. After all, our home is in The Venice of America – Fort Lauderdale! Here are our favorite destinations for boating in Fort Lauderdale.

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