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How to Change a MerCruiser Fuel Filter

The fuel filter on a Mercury® MerCruiser® sterndrive or inboard gasoline engine should be changed annually, or after every 100 hours of operation. For many boat owners, changing the fuel filter is part of an annual service performed before winter or offseason lay-up, along with...

Quicksilver Battery Plate Kit

Reliable battery connections are essential to maintaining the performance of modern marine electronics. Many anglers are running multiple engines and electronic devices on their boats, as well as accessories such as radios and chargers, and they all require solid connection to the battery post. The Quicksilver...

How to Change Your Gearcase Lube

Your lower unit gear lube is often the victim of out-of-sight-out-of-mind disregard. It’s under the water whenever you’re using your boat, of course, and even when the boat is on the trailer it’s easy to walk right past it without a second thought. It’s sealed up,...

How to Change a Boat Propeller

Removing and reinstalling a propeller is a basic maintenance task every boat owner should know how to accomplish. It’s easy to do, as demonstrated in this quick video produced by Quicksilver® Propellers and the team at Wired2Fish. Pro tip: When removing the propeller, carefully note the...

Preseason Outboard Prep

A few simple maintenance steps can help ensure a great boating season. Spring has arrived and we’re all eager to get on the water, but before you splash your boat, it’s smart to take some time to tend to a short preseason outboard engine maintenance checklist. By...

How to Change Lower Unit Gear Lube

The lower unit gear lubricant in most outboard motors and sterndrives should be changed annually, or every 100 hours. For many boat owners changing the gear lube is part of an annual service performed before winter or off-season lay-up, along with an engine oil-and-filter change for four-stroke outboards and sterndrives. Changing the lubricant is a pretty easy task for the do-it-yourself boat owner.

In this how-to video, Scott Glorvigen of Wired2Fish and the Lund Boats Pro Staff demonstrates how to change the gearcase lube in a Mercury Pro Kicker outboard, and the procedure is the same for most outboards and sterndrives. Check your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your motor or drive.

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Avoiding An Outboard Meltdown

Lubricants are the lifeblood of your outboard motor. Ask any mechanic and they’ll tell you, regular maintenance with the proper lubricants is essential to making them last. Regardless of brand, large or small, the engine that propels your boat requires lubrication to survive the rigors of...