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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...

How to Change Your MerCruiser Engine Oil

Changing the engine oil in a MerCruiser® four-stroke sterndrive or inboard engine can be an easy do-it-yourself project with the help of a Quicksilver® oil change kit and a few basic tools. In this video, Scott Glorvigen of Wired2Fish walks you through the steps required...

How to Change Oil in a Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboard

Being a successful DIYer means dancing the line between two mindsets: 1) Don’t be afraid to learn a new skill. 2) Recognize what tasks you should leave to the experts. A lot of people assume changing the oil in an outboard engine falls into the latter...

Quicksilver Guide to Marine Lubricants

The engine is probably the most valuable component of your boat. The best way to protect that investment is with quality marine lubricants. With more than 70 years of experience engineering premium marine lubricants, Quicksilver® understands what it takes to deliver the level of performance,...

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 a Mercury Outboard Fuel Filter

Replacing the Quicksilver fuel filter on many Mercury outboard motors is an easy job thanks to the quick-disconnect fittings. No tools are required to change this filter, which is featured on late-model four-stroke Mercury outboards from 75 horsepower through Verado models. The Mercury maintenance schedule calls...

Keep Two-Stroke Engines Running Strong

Your two-stroke marine engine is a hard-working machine. You ask it run under heavy load at wide-open throttle for extended periods, a duty cycle that could destroy an automotive engine. Even more challenging for two-stroke marine engines are extended periods of operation at low speeds,...

Spring Start-Up Checklist

Spring is here and our friends at discover boating created this Spring Start Up Checklist. For millions of boaters in the U.S. spring means that it’s time to take their boats out of winter storage and put them in the water. For many boaters, annual preparation...