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Preparing for Yacht Winter Season

Preparing for Yacht Winter Season

While many yacht owners up north are looking into winterizing their yachts for the colder months of the year, there are still owners who are ready to hit the water. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know how exciting the yacht winter season can be. With a little planning, yachting in the winter can still include sunny skies and warm waters. We’re sharing our favorite tips for yachting in the winter, including wintertime yacht maintenance tips and where to yacht in the winter. 

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Tips for Transporting a Yacht by Road

Tips for Transporting a Yacht by Road

Though it’d be nice to always sail your yacht to its destinations, sometimes shipping a yacht is the only way to move it quickly and efficiently.

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Diesel Air System Maintenance Tips

Diesel Air System Maintenance Tips

Marine diesel engines are far more efficient than their gasoline counterparts, and the diesel air system within the engine is credited with a large portion of the engine’s performance. Diesel air systems are so complex on large marine vessels that there are specific starting procedures that must be followed to ensure safe system operation.

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Us South Floridians are all too aware of the unpredictability that comes with hurricane season. There’s the ever-changing forecast cones, long lines for gasoline, and empty Publix shelves that used to hold bottled water. The last thing any boater wants to deal with in the middle of pre-hurricane pandemonium is creating a boat hurricane plan.

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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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Choosing Between in Water or Out of Water Storage

Choosing Between in Water or Out of Water Storage

When it’s time to store your boat, you’ll be choosing between indoor vs outdoor boat storage. Both storage options have their benefits and some drawbacks, so it’s important to consider both options before anchoring your decision. Our diesel specialists weigh the different options for your boat storage methods.

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