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Outboard Motor Making Knocking Sound

This past weekend I while I was waiting to launch my boat, I could hear this loud knocking noise coming from someone else’s boat that was tied next to the dock. Several people were standing around, trying to figure out what was causing the knocking noise. Before anyone could figure out what was causing it, the owner loaded up his …

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12 Common Boat Problems To Watch Out For & How To Fix Them

Boating is a thrill-filled activity, and it does not matter whether you do it for sport or as a pastime; any average boating experience is an awe-inspiring experience. But with all the thrill, also come problems. No matter how well-maintained your boat is, there are so many things that could go wrong with it. And the worst part is, these …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Boat Leans To One Side

I was browsing through some boater forums this past weekend when I came upon someone asking why their boat would be leaning to one side while they were underway, and some of the comments had me wondering how common this problem really is. As it turns out, there are a few different reasons why your boat might be leaning to …

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Help! Boat Prop Has Play In It – Troubleshooting Tips

I was talking to my neighbor over the weekend, and he was asking me if I knew if a prop should have a little movement when its tighten. I wasn’t sure, so we took a look at my outboard engine that I have sitting in my garage, and mine didn’t have any movement. A properly tightened prop should not move back …

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DIY – Remove and Change a Boat Propeller Quick and Easily

If you’ve never had to remove or change a boat propeller before, then consider yourself lucky. There are a few reasons why you might have to change or remove your boat propeller. For example, you might have gone through a shallow part of the lake or river and found yourself a rock. This type of thing can damage your propellers. Or …

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Why Is My Boat Beeping? What Does This Mean?

Anytime that your boat starts to beep, you need to listen. A beeping sound is an indication that there is something wrong and, this is your boats way of trying to warn you. A beeping sound could be coming from a boat for several different reasons, but the most common is because of a fuel restriction brought on from a …

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Why Your Boat Battery Keeps Dying and What You Can Do

If your boat battery keeps dying there could be many reasons for this problem. One of the more common reasons with an outboard boat engine is that the rectifier is not working correctly. Just like the alternator on a car, the rectifier is supposed to charge your battery while the engine is running. If this little unit is not working …

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How To Stop Your Boat From Pulling to The Right

Why Does My Boat Pull To The Right or Left? You might notice that your boat has started to pull to the right or left after you start getting up to higher speeds, making it hard to control the steering wheel and having to turn in the opposite direction to correct the pull slightly. Sometimes this pull is not a …