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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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Reasons to Get a Marine Survey

Reasons to Get a Marine Survey

Buying a boat can be a significant investment, sometimes second only to your home. For this reason, getting a marine survey before purchasing or after maintaining the same boat for some time makes sense. Our Marine Diesel Specialists want to make sure you know why you should consider requesting a marine survey. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Winter Yachting Tips

Winter Yachting Tips

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.

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