How to Select a Balmar Charging System

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 There are numerous reasons to upgrade your charging system. Here are some common complaints: I can’t keep my battery charged! My current alternator does not keep up with my electrical requirements/load. I don’t want to run my engine just to charge the batteries. I don’t want to run my generator to charge the batteries when…


Dual Station Engine Controls

Outboard DS UNIT: The DS unit is designed for those boaters that like using one lever to do both throttle and shift in their dual station boat. The Station Selector allows smooth operation of dual function controls in a dual station application. APPLICATION : The dual function DS unit is great for dual station boats…


Amp Up with a Marine High Output Alternator

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Have you recently added to your boat’s electronics inventory or have you installed a mega-watt stereo system and lights on your boat?  Have you added to your vessel’s battery bank and now finding that your batteries are not getting charged fully, or that they take an extremely long time to achieve a full charge?  If…


Performance Metals Anodes Perform for Your Boat

Performance Metals manufactures Anodes for Sterndrives, Shaft Drives, Hulls, Water Heaters and Heat Exchangers. What makes Perfomance Metals more than just another Anode? The material the Sacrificial Anode is made from– Navalloy Zinc is the most common sacrificial material. Performance Metals developed Navalloy (aluminum alloy) as an anode. Navalloy is specially formulated to provide maximum protection…


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.…


Replacement and Installation of Marine Engine Mounts

Marine Engine Mount 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…


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.


Control Cables for OMC, Johnson / Evinrude and Mercury Outboards

When replacing a cable steering system, you can typically find the cable part number and length roughly two feet from the helm connection, imprinted into the cable’s jacket. A variety of control cables are available that meet the specifications of your vessel and engine system. Teleflex’s direct replacement marine-grade, corrosion-resistant cables model CC179 can replace…