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Dirty Fuel Filter

How can you tell if your diesel fuel filter is dirty? Your engine will not achieve high RPMs. You can also consider a dirty hull, barnacle encrusted or rope fouled propeller, a partially closed fuel valve or a dirty fuel filter…the easiest solution IF you know how. […]

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Leaking Vented Loop

The purpose of a vented loop is to serve as an anti-siphon feature aboard your boat. You don’t want to allow water to backflow into your boat creating flooding problems. On a toilet it will overflow your head and create a mess on your flooring. On an engine the back flow of water could hydrolock your piston and severely damage the engine. […]

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Impeller Trouble Shooting

The raw water pump on your marine engine uses a rubber vane impeller as a self priming pump. The impeller pushes the water through the system to cool the engine components including the antifreeze/internal coolant, the oil, exhaust manifold and hoses to name a few items. On a propulsion engine there are even more items to keep cool. […]

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Mission to Mars Starts in Louisiana

Calling all Cruisers. Be On the Look Out for the NASA barge Pegasus that may soon be cruising from Louisiana to Mobile and up the Tenn Tom to Huntsville Alabama. This is the former barge that carried the large brown booster for the Space Shuttle. Pegasus has been enlarged to carry the larger rocket for the Mars Mission. Learn more in WorkBoat magazine Oct 2015 issue page 50. Please take photos and email to me…

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