This week I've been exploring the engine alarming features found in current Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad, and Furuno MFD operating systems, and I came away impressed with how well organized and comprehensive they've become.
While it may seem that a particular mechanical failure happened “suddenly,” the truth is that it had probably been sneaking up for a while. Here is what to look for.
What’s the best cruising speed for my boat? Am I running my motors too hard, to the point that something is going to break or they’ll wear out prematurely? Searching for the Sweet Spot: Do you know the best cruising speed for your boat? If not, here’s how to find it.
Most boaters would like to go a little faster and burn a little less fuel, but some take this desire to a whole new level. For the average boater, a ten-percent improvement in top speed works out to maybe three knots; could tweaking your props in search of their sweet-spot hold the key?