Category Archives: Nuts and Bolts

A Volvo is a Volvo…right?

So just what is the difference between a car engine and a stern drive engine? You might think that your Volvo Penta powered boat has a Volvo engine in it and your Mercruiser powered boat has a Mercury engine. While the engines have been modified extensively for marine use, in almost every case, they are […]

Water, water everywhere…

Most marine engines both outboard and inboard use the available water around the boat to cool the power head. The most common way to go about this is to utilize a pump to draw water through a strainer either on the hull bottom or built into the lower unit. The water is sent into the […]