“Marine Age” the REAL age of a Marine Diesel Engine

I’ve been reading diesel engine owner’s manuals for over 2 decades and between the last three boats I’ve had, and the 100’s that I have worked on, this term never came up? Did I miss something? I think I coined … Read More

Propellers Move Boats, Engines Just Turn Them

Let’s remove the “serious math” …from of all the papers written on vessel movement and try to simplify the way a boat really moves forward and how that is directly related to fuel burn and MPG, and then explain it … Read More

Everything you Need to Know About Marine Exhaust Systems

Introduction Back in the 1970’s I became heavily involved in the mechanics of boats and before I knew it they became my passion. I have been lucky to have gained over 25 years of experience and 10’s of thousands of … Read More

Continuous Duty – A Different Perspective

When looking through engine literature and talking with sales people, often times the term “continuous duty” is brought up to help make a point or even sell one product over another. Here’s my perspective on the subject. Let’s take all … Read More

Understanding Low Power Troubleshooting

How engine loading and propellers interact with vessel performance When troubleshooting a LOW POWER symptom, or a low RPM issue on any high performance marine diesel that uses mechanical fuel injection (meaning NO Electronics, or a true diesel that can … Read More