CDI Electronics for Outboard Engines

CDI Electronics is the worldwide leader in aftermarket electronic ignition replacement parts for outboard engines. All CDI Electronics replacement parts are 100% manufactured and tested in the USA and have been for over 30 years. The CDI Electronics product line covers Switch Boxes, Ignition Coils, Stators, Triggers, Rectifier Regulators, Timer Bases, Shift Assist Modules and…


Are your dock lines good enough?

This is the time of year we make resolutions. Resolutions that are often put off for far too long… Father Time and Mother Nature take their toll on dock lines. Are your dock lines good enough? Are they strong enough to withstand the elements? The dock line seen here is good enough, right? It just…


Shore up your battery for winter storage

Shore up your battery for winter storage. When prepping your boat for winter storage don’t neglect your marine battery. Battery care in the off season will increase the useful life of your battery and get you out on the water faster come next season. You will want to protect your battery from freezing, corrosion, and…


Sink vs. Explode

The recreation of boating offers up many potential experiences, mostly fun but others that might fall into the “bad-day scenario”.  There is only one universally shared primary fear by all boaters, regardless of boat type (hint, it’s that sinking feeling) but there are a multitude of secondary bad-day scenarios that come to mind regularly for…


Barr Marine Manifold by EDM

Barr by EDM offers replacement manifolds, risers and related exhaust parts for most current gas engine makes and models including Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo Penta and Crusader.


Electronic Ignition for Your Boat’s Engine

Pertronix offers Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits for most engines with conventional contact type ignitions used in the Marine Industry. Standard contact type ignitions (points and condenser) are unreliable since as the points wear, the ignition timing is reduced causing sluggish engine performance. Installation of Pertronix Electronic Ignition kits is as simple as removing your old…


Troubleshooting Power Trim and Tilt Motors and Pumps

When replacing your Power Tilt and Trim Motor, first identify what type of Power Tilt and Trim Motor and Pump you have in your boat. There are two basic types of power Trim and Tilt Systems being used in the recreational Boating industry regardless of weather you have an Outboard, Inboard or a Sterndrive.


The Proper Care & Feeding of your Marine Fuel System

The Proper Care & Feeding of your Marine Fuel System One of the primary needs of your vessel’s internal combustion engine(s) is clean fuel. On many boats, an effective fuel filtration system is often overlooked when the boat is manufactured. With today’s fuel injected gasoline powered boats, fuel quality must be almost pristine to avoid…


Replacement and Installation of Marine Engine Mounts

Marine Engine Mounts have come a long way from the days when an engine was welded or bolted directly to the engine bed or stringer. When this was a common practice, the engines were huge, heavy, low rpm engines. These engines were so heavy and slow turning they absorbed whatever vibration that might have been…


Fire Extinguishers and your Boat

Nothing causes as much concern for a boater than a fire aboard while underway. Here is what happens in a boat without an automatic engine room extinguisher. Most boat fires start in the confines of the engine room, killing engine and electrical power to the vessel. One or two 2BC extinguishers cannot put out the enclosed fire.…