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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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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...

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...

Quicksilver Propellers: Don’t Settle for Less Performance

A propeller provides a direct connection between a boat and the water, transforming horsepower into thrust, lift and steering control. That’s why having the right propeller on any boat is critical to all-around performance. Quicksilver® utilizes superior engineering, manufacturing technology and materials to produce a broad...

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,...

Is Marine grease the same as “regular” grease?

Marine grease has a tough job. Not only does it have to lubricate and protect bearings and other parts, it must withstand extreme moisture conditions, extreme to the point of being submerged in water. While marine grease and “regular” grease both have the same job,...

Thunder on the Cumberland.

Nashville, TN  (June 16th, 2018) This was my first race with the new boat in the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series. The course was a loop on the Cumberland River between the Woodland Street & Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridges downtown Nashville. A lot of factors put our...

MDJ’s First Bassmaster Classic

Mark Daniels Jr (MDJ) reeled in 14th places his rookie year at the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic. With catching the Berkley BIG Bass on Day 1 weighing 6-11. {No big deal.} That brought MDJ's Day one total weight to 15-14.  That bass kept him in...

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