Category: Engines Author: Harry Grayson Description: Engines: Marinisation of a car engine
IN these days of rising prices it's heartening to know that it is possible to to own an as new marine engine by converting a car engine into a marine engine. This is a guide for all you need to know.
Category: Engines Author: Crispin Latymer Description: Learning curve - The anti-siphon valve,
Crispin recalls how the failure of a £56 component caused £8,000 of damage to his engine. The flap was not opening when the engine was turned off. As a result, seawater was siphoning back down the hose into the exhaust, the turbo and cylinders.
Category: Engines / Practical, maintenance & repair Author: David Harding/Pat Manley Description: Special Feature
Ready for spring: Engine checks.
One you have de-winterised the engine, what else should you check to give yourself the best chance of a trouble-free season? Pat looks over a 22-year-old Mercedes OM636.
Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Seamanship & safety Author: Ben Sutcliffe-Davies Description: Improve Your Skills: Essential checks
In light of a recent RNLI report about motorboat rescues, marine surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies advises on how not to become a statistic.
200hp diesel outboard engine tested - Cimco AB Oxe 200hp Dec
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Category: Engine / Engines / Gear & equipment / Gear tests Author: Hugo Andreae Description: New tech MBY Exclusive test: Cimco AB Oxe 200hp
The world's first powerful production diesel outboard has hit the water and we're ahead of the pack to test it. So is it the breakthrough innovation it promises to be?
Category: Questions & answers / Engines Author: Pat Manley Description: Ask the Experts
Engine special: Is it worth changing the diesel glow plugs, and can they be tested without taking them out?; What does the switch marked 'K' on the dashboard do?; How do I keep my Volvo alive for longer?; How do I fit an engine-start bypass system? (keywo
Category: Engine / Engines / Gear & equipment / Gear tests / Practical Author: Greg Gouling, Neil Singleton and Hugo Andreae Description: Tried and tested: Six 5hp outboards tested
Show your tender you care with one of these new outboards: Honda BF5, Lehr 5HP propane, Mariner/Mercury F5, Suzuki DF5, Tohatsu MSF5, Yamaha F5.
Category: Buyers' Guide / Engines Author: Emrhys Barrell Description: Group gear test - Outboard motors
Emrhys tests seven of the latest four-stroke 5hp outboards. Parsun, Hidea, Vector, Mariner, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda. We also bring along a 20-year-old Mariner two-stroke for comparison.
Category: Engines / Product tests Author: David Pugh & Ben Meakins Description: Outboard motors are handy as auxiliary engines for small yachts. We test the abilities of popular 5hp units.
5hp outboards: Honda BF5, Mariner F5ML, Suzuki DF5, Tohatsu MFS5B Sail Drive, Parsun F5BML, Yamaha F5AMHL, Hidea HDF5.
Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety Author: Neale Byart/Rob Peake Description: Know your Engine Part. 5: Ventilation and exhaust
Just like you, your engine needs to breathe clean air to keep it fit and healthy. So what can you do to keep it in tip top shape and help it breathe more easily?
Category: Engines / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety Author: Jack Haines Description: Know how: All the answers to the important questions: Diesel bug
Micro-organisms feeding on diesel can wreak havoc with you tank and cause expensive damage. But preventative steps can be taken to guard against the dreaded diesel bug.
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Engines Author: Mac McDiarmid Description: Winter Boat Works
Fitting a new engine/re-engining tips.
If your engine is unreliable, perhaps the time is right for changing it - and doing it yourself could save you a packet. Mac McDiarmid show you how.
A clever bit of gear - Simple engine and gearbox for a fishing boat Dec
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Category: Construction & design / Engine / Engines / Gear & equipment / Practical Author: Neville Marsh Description: PBO Practical: Homemade simplified gearbox
Could you build a fishing boat for £300, with a new inboard engine and an innovative gearbox, and some recycled parts? It's not impossible, claims Neville Marsh. (Students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy design power for a fishing boat.)
Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair Author: Neale Byart Description: Know your Engine Part. 6: The drive system
After five features getting to grips with the inner workings of your engine, this month we tell you how to make sure that the power gets the right place, namely the propeller.