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 Excessive Idle-Speed Operation and Cylinder Wall Glazing
By Chris Mapp, November 10, 2015
In four-stroke outboard engines, cylinder wall glazing often occurs as the result of prolonged and excessive low-rpm operation. Gum, varnish and ...

 Customer Service with a Smile!
By Chris Mapp, October 13, 2015
We all know the importance of proper maintenance; it goes without saying. We also know that customer service matters a great deal and when you ...

 Preparing for Long-Term Storage
By Chris Mapp, September 15, 2015
Enthusiasm shifts from coastal boating and fishing to hunting and other activities for many outdoors-Texans as October rolls around. ...

 Boat Owner’s Greatest Enemy
By Chris Mapp, August 18, 2015
Fuel system problems arising from ethanol continue to be the most common problem in our shop. In fact, ethanol related repairs are up more than ...

 Electrical Fitting and Connection Corrosion
By Chris Mapp, July 14, 2015
Summer is always incredibly busy in the boating sales and service trades and this has been no exception. Customers bring all manner of boat ...

 How well do you know your boat?
By Chris Mapp, June 16, 2015
Running a marine dealership in a bustling coastal town, we see a wide range of boat and outboard motor problems, especially during the busy ...

 Cavitatation Plate or Whale Tail?
By Chris Mapp, May 12, 2015
What is the difference between a cavitation plate and a whale tail and when do you know if you need one or the other? Outboard engines are ...

 What a Busy Spring!
By Chris Mapp, April 14, 2015
We have seen a recent rash of problems where boat owners could have eliminated downtime and prevented costly repairs with a simple preventive ...

 Water in Boat Fuel Not Always Due to Ethanol
By Chris Mapp, March 17, 2015
Water in your boat's fuel tank and fuel system can be costly to remove and can damage an engine beyond repair if not caught in time. There are ...

 Your Outboard Needs a De-carbon
By Chris Mapp, February 10, 2015
That probably sounds Greek. So what does it mean when your factory-certified service tech says, "We need to perform a de-carbon due to ...

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Matagorda - Bink Grimes
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