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Fuel Line Hint


When I picked up my small outboard from Sonny’s last week they asked me two questions and gave me a simple suggestion. They asked me “Does your fuel tank have gas in it?” The answer, “Yes.” Next question “Has it been sitting in it all winter?” The answer “Yes.” Turns out they’ve found that the gas in the tank is OK but the gas in the hose will sometimes congeal over the winter. 161 more words

Boats And Marinas

The Leader 10.5 - Fast, Fun, Fantastic

“If your idea of boating is enjoying short cruises and fast crossings, diving, improving your wakeboarding skills, doing a bit of fishing, or just spending a weekend on the water with the family, look no further than Jeanneau’s latest Cap Camarat 10.5 WA (marketed in the U.S. 297 more words


Dinghy Duds and Do Overs

I’ll start with the good news.  Our dinghy (aka the family car) is fully functional.  It holds air, the motor works, and the chaps look sharp. 1,567 more words

DIY Outboard Engine Stand

The Sailboat we got had a small(ish) outboard engine with it.  It’s a 10hp engine so it isn’t going to win any races but it will certainly move the boat around for some fishing adventures.   249 more words


Engine update, and the utter enticement of the Race to Alaska, and....a snail.

Last night I went to a meeting of the Puget Sound Cruising Club, a group I’ve known about for a couple of years but just never got the chance to connect with. 1,261 more words


Outboard engine progress, part 2. (Thanks, Elaine!) Also, engines aren't so bad.

This is a follow-up to this post about my outboard not working right.

You know, I was a little too hard on my engine. Literally and figuratively.  1,192 more words


Jeanneau NC 795 by: Boating Tech Team

Article produced by Boating Magazine.

The Jeanneau New Concept 795 is a French import that introduces the notion of the “pocket cruiser” to North American waters and, indeed, to North American boaters. 384 more words