Your diesel engine will run many years far more reliably and cheaply if you do just a few simple things.  ...

  If you only carry one book on diesel maintenance then make sure it’s this book. Plain speaking, easy to understand and lavishly illustrated with simple but accurate drawings on each page, this one-stop reference book is a terrific read ...

Clean your Diesel! Microbial contamination loves diesel fuel. The water at the bottom of the diesel tank serves as a perfect medium for microorganisms. ...

  Bound for the Windward Islands from the Bahamas, perhaps via the Dominican Republic and the Mona Passage, you’ll often find the subject of dirty fuel at the top of the agenda over those keenly awaited sundowners. It was mid-March. ...

  Modern marine diesels are amazingly dependable—but not fool-proof, not idiot-proof. I know this. I’ve learned it the hard way. This idiot has injured a number of ‘em. Being a klutz around a marine engine can be very, very expensive. ...

I’m exhausted by my marine exhaust system – or rather the engineering and construction thereof. I thought it would be dead simple – which was both dead-wrong and dead-stupid. I honestly thought I’d re-power my Amphitrite 43 in a lazy ...

For many seasonal sailors it is the time of year to start preparing for that annual trip home. Flights booked, insurance companies emailed, marina or haul-out organized, duty frees purchased and off we go … But wait a minute. Let’s ...