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How to Maintain Your Boat’s Steering Cables
January 17th, 2015 by SeaStar | No Comments » |
I've heard steering cables should be 'maintained.' How exactly is this done?

I’ve heard steering cables should be ‘maintained.’ How exactly is this done? By keeping your boat’s steering system in proper working order you can ensure that you have reliable and proper control of your boat at all times. Lack of … Continue reading

Why does Lloyd’s Type Approval matter when it comes to Shield’s Hose?
December 30th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |
Lloyd's Type Approval matters because this certification ensures you that our vendors and suppliers are capable of providing the highest quality product possible.

Type Approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) proves that a product conforms to recognized industry quality standards and/or the LR Rules, through a process of independent design review, testing and verification of production controls. There are two main steps to Type … Continue reading

Marine Starter VS. Automotive Starter… And the Winner Is…
November 24th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |
There's no REAL difference between a Marine and an Automotive Starter, is there? YES!!!

You pull the starter off of your Mercruiser (GM manufactured 5.7L) I/O and take it to the nearest auto parts supplier for a replacement. The starter for a car looks exactly the same as the one you just removed from … Continue reading

Tips to making the most of your STATS Diagnostic Tool
October 3rd, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |
Sierra STATS - Small

For some time, marine technicians needed an easier way to diagnose engine problems without the added expense of a laptop or having to maneuver a boat trailer or motor on a stand to the computer bay.  STATS™ (Sierra Touch and … Continue reading

How to Tell if a Starter is Bad on your Marine Engine
August 30th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |
Figure out if your marine starter has gone bad using the following tips.

When the starter on your marine engine refuses to crank, the engine’s starter may have gone bad. First, you need to make sure the starter is really the source of the problem.  Several other things: including a blown main fuse, … Continue reading