Boating

  • Johnson Piston Rings
    Johnson piston rings are an important component of the inside of a Johnson engine. However, piston rings can occasionally become damaged, and lead to other more serious problems within the cylinders ....
  • Fresh Water Cooling Systems
    Most marine engines actually started out as regular engines, which were designed to be cooled by non-corrosive anti-freeze. The use of salt water for cooling is death to an engine, and is the main rea....
  • OMC Cobra Shop Manuals
    OMC Cobra shop manuals are available from a few different sources. The easiest place to get a shop manual for an old Cobra sterndrive may from Bombardier, who has taken over OMC's sterndrive and outb....
  • Marine Oil Coolers
    Overheating in any mechanical unit can cause it to break down or burn out. This applies particularly to marine engines. It is necessary to keep the temperature in a marine engine within a safe range. ....
  • OMC Stern Drive Shop Manuals
    As is the case with most shop manuals, OMC stern drive shop manuals are organized from the outside of an engine in. The exterior of the engine is discussed before the interior is dissected. This inc....
  • Learn To Sail
    When you learn to sail, you are doing more than just getting out on the water. You are actually developing a mind-body connection that fully engages your skills, your brain, and your senses to work w....
  • SX Cobra Service Manuals
    SX Cobra service manuals are the most comprehensive source of information on OMC's SX Cobra engine type. Like the manuals for other outboard engines, there are manuals from both the manufacturer and ....
  • Control Cables
    Control cables function as the interface between the skipper of a boat and the mechanical control mechanisms. Cables are used for communication between the skipper and many of the piloting controls o....
  • Sailing Adventure
    You want your sailing adventure to be the result of incredible wind and water conditions, as well as a great crew. You don't want the "adventure" to come out of being inexperienced and unable to hand....
  • Barefoot Sailing
    Barefoot sailing, per se, is a term used to convey a sense of casual atmosphere on board. No fussy dress-codes, just swimsuits, shorts, and lots of fun. It implies a carefree experience where all yo....