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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,...

10 Basics of Trail Riding Etiquette

One of the best aspects of trail riding, whether on a snowmobile, ATV/UTV or motorcycle, is the endless possibility of places to explore. Whether you’re new to trail riding or an experienced explorer, it’s important to know and respect a few established and unwritten rules...

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...

Ride with Quicksilver Full Synthetic Snowmobile Oil

High-performance two-stroke snowmobile engines lead demanding lives. These potent powerplants are expected to start in sub-zero cold, lug through wet spring snow and endure a 10-mile wide-open blast across a frozen lake, all while delivering reliable performance through radical changes in elevation and temperature. Using...

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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Snowmobile Safety: Safe Riders Keep It Fun

Caution, courtesy and common sense help keep public trails open and sledders safe. Snowmobiling can be an exhilarating activity. Exploring the expansive woods of New England, the winding trails of the Midwest or the deep powder of the wild Rocky Mountains is a fun pastime enjoyed...

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,...

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