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Can You Run an Outboard Motor Without The Lower Unit?

You’ve identified damage to your outboard motor’s lower unit, and you’re wondering if it’s possible to still hit the lake this weekend. Or maybe you’ve just purchased a used outboard and the lower unit is missing. Or perhaps you haven’t yet installed a newly-purchased outboard and you’re wondering if you can run it without the …

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At What Amperage Should I Charge My Deep Cycle Battery?

You just bought a new deep cycle battery to power your trolling motor or boat accessories. After a long day on the water, you need to recharge it. How do you do that? Specifically, what amperage should you set the charger at? What amperage is recommended for deep cycle batteries, and how long will each …

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Will an Outboard Motor Run Without a Battery?

You just bought a brand new outboard motor. Perhaps you’re hoping to save a little money by not using a battery with it. Or, perhaps your battery failed and you’re wondering if it’s okay to run the outboard without a battery. Will the motor even run? Will attempting to run it without a battery cause …

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How Good Are Nissan Outboard Motors?

Nissan outboard motors were discontinued in 2014. A lot has happened since then. Still, they seem to be pretty popular even today. So you’re probably wondering: “How good are Nissan outboard motors these days?” Don’t despair! Even if it’s been several years, this article was written specifically to give you an accurate idea of where …

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Why Does My Outboard Motor Trim Up on Its Own?

So you’re out on the water, enjoying a day of boating, when your outboard motor randomly decides to trim up on its own. Or, even more creepy, you may be at home, not even touching your boat, when the motor trims up. What causes this unusual self-trimming? Keep reading to find out more. Why Does …

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How to Dispose Of Marine Batteries?

International conservation efforts have attempted to spread the word on how dangerous incorrectly-disposed batteries can be. After many years, they have found success. These days, it is common knowledge that batteries are dangerous– corrosive acid, deadly lead, mind-altering lithium; it’s difficult to find a substance used for batteries that isn’t harmful. Unfortunately, while we all …

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Do I Need a Licence to Use an Inflatable Kayak?

Spending time on the water is a great pastime for many people.  You don’t have to have a big, fancy boat either. Owning a kayak provides an easy and cheap way to enjoy the water.  Inflatable kayaks are just as good. These kayaks are surprisingly durable and they are easy to load, pack, and store.  …

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