The end of the decade is coming up fast! 2019 has been a year of ups and downs and 2020 promises to be just as eventful. If you are a boat owner, now’s as good a time as any to start drafting up your New Year’s resolutions list.
The fuel filter on your boat is there to ensure water and other contaminants do not leak into your fuel system. To ensure your marine diesel engine and fuel system continue to work effectively, boat fuel filters need to be regularly replaced. The question then becomes, how often do you change fuel filters on a boat? Typically, you should replace boat fuel filters semi-annually, sometimes more often depending on how much you use your boat.
In an effort to help customers all over the world sustain new market needs as well as meet global emissions regulations for marine engines, John Deere Power Systems has introduced new marine diesel engine ratings. As the brand continues its expansion in specific global markets, the company wants to ensure John Deere marine diesel engines continue to accommodate customers’ demands and market regulations even as these things change in the coming years.
Many people consider buying a used yacht, as the price for a used boat can be considerably less than a new one. And if the yacht is maintained properly and passes important inspections, a used yacht can bring all the joys of yachting for a fraction of the cost. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we have seen far too many first-time boat buyers take the leap into a vessel that’s just too much of a fixer-upper. Before completing your purchase, explore our used yacht buying guide to make sure you’re choosing the right yacht.
Generators are responsible for creating electrical power within your yacht, acting almost as a second engine that focuses on powering your appliances and other electrical features. They work by transforming fuel, typically diesel fuel, into electricity. This is similar to traditional generators you may use on land, but marine generators need extra maintenance and upkeep to ensure their proper functionality. Here are some signs that your generator is not working at its best, along with tips for marine generator maintenance.
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.
Yachting in the winter can be a rewarding experience when there are so many incredible destinations and sights that are best enjoyed this time of year. At Marine Diesel Specialists, many of our clients enjoy winter yachting and sailing. We share winter yachting tips to ensure safety and enjoyment of everything winter has to offer for yachting and adventuring.
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.
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to assess your boat or yacht maintenance plan. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we help with sales, service, and OEM parts for marine diesel engines, transmissions, and generators. With our expertise in the industry, we understand your vessel’s needs. Here are some New Year’s resolutions all yacht and boat owners should make.
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!
While many yacht engine problems can be fixed with simple repairs, sometimes a repower might prove more beneficial. This is especially true if you’re working with a 2-stroke engine, or if you have an older engine that is become costly to maintain. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our marine engine rebuilders are here to make repowering a breeze. There are many benefits of a boat repower!
The EPA has varying regulations for engines of all sizes on land, air, and sea. In 2002, the regulations regarding marine diesel engines changed to include previously excluded recreational vessels. This means that the majority of vessels on the water, even smaller noncommercial vessels, must meet EPA standards. Our marine engine service experts are here to help you understand and meet EPA marine emissions standards.