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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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What Do You Get from a Marine Boat Mechanic?

What Do You Get from a Marine Boat Mechanic?

Using mechanics for any type of vessel is a well-known need in order to maintain the efficiency, power, and performance of a boat. But what is it that your trained marine boat mechanic will do to ensure you need not worry about planning amazing trips on the water? How can they help so you won’t have to be constantly thinking about when you are due for an engine failure?

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What to Look For in an Online Marine Parts Retailer

What to Look For in an Online Marine Parts Retailer

When you need to buy parts for your boat, knowing where to go can quickly become overwhelming and exhausting. From diesel engine parts to generators and transmissions, it’s important to know exactly what you are buying. 

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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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What Spare Parts Should You Keep in a Boat?

What Spare Parts Should You Keep in a Boat?

No boat owner should take his or her vessel out without a few essential tools on board. Likewise, he or she should also carry some spare parts that can make the difference between simply being stalled or flat-out getting stranded. Some things may happen out on the water that will require repairs. You would never go on a long road trip without a spare tire in your trunk or access to roadside assistance. In the same way, you should never go on a boat trip without carrying a few essential spare parts for the boat. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we want to ensure you know the crucial spare parts you need to keep on your boat while at sea.

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When to Replace or Rebuild Your Marine Engine

When to Replace or Rebuild Your Marine Engine

As tough and long-lasting as yacht engines are, nothing can last forever. Regular marine diesel engine maintenance provided by certified professionals can go a long way to extend the life expectancy of your marine engine. However, sooner or later, MAN yacht engines, Detroit Diesel marine engines, John Deere marine engines, and engines from all other brands will need to go through a major overhaul, be rebuilt, or even replaced.

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions for Boat Owners

2020 New Year’s Resolutions for Boat Owners

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.

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How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

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.

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New John Deere Marine Engine Ratings Hope to Meet Global Emissions Regulations

New John Deere Marine Engine Ratings Hope to Meet Global Emissions Regulations

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.

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What to Look for in a Used Yacht

What to Look for in a Used Yacht

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.

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Signs Your Generator Needs Maintenance

Signs Your Generator Needs Maintenance

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.

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