Maintenance and Upgrades
HOW TO: When is it time for a timing belt change?
January 3rd, 2018 by SeaStar | 2 Comments |

As a part of routine maintenance on your boat, it’s very important that for about every 100 hours of use that you check your timing belts for signs of wear and damage to prevent break downs while on the water. … Continue reading

Boat Winterization: Interior Winterization Tips
October 11th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

It’s getting to be that time of the year again, cold weather is approaching and the beautiful days that you can get on the boat are dwindling down. Most everyone knows the basics of winterizing your boat and keeping the … Continue reading

Fuel Injector Maintenance & Why it’s Important
September 27th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

The idea behind maintaining your fuel injection system is pretty much a no-brainer; it keeps your engine reliable and ensures proper performance. Gunk builds up in your injectors from the process of cooling your engine. As the engine runs, the … Continue reading

ECOTIP #2: Preventing and Cleaning Spills
September 20th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

  Picture this, you’re enjoying your day out on the water when you see a rainbow looking film on the water. You think, “Oh no! Is that from me?”. Day ruined.  Take a look at some tips that we’ve found … Continue reading

EcoTip #1: DIY Boat Cleaners
August 30th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

Everyone wants their boat looking perfect and in tip-top condition, but do you know what chemicals you are putting on your boat and into the water? Cleaning all areas of your boat has never been easier (And won’t break the … Continue reading

What are fuel line ratings and why are they important?
August 23rd, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

Let’s talk about Fuel lines, what those ratings mean, how it matters, and how we have you covered for all applications. First, lets talk about the types of fuel hoses… Type A means that the hose is fire retardant when … Continue reading

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? 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

Marine Starter VS. Automotive Starter… And the Winner Is…
November 24th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

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 » |

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 » |

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

Usage, Inspection and Maintenance of Hose Systems
August 7th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF HOSE SYSTEMS Don’t Neglect This Critically Important System On Your Boat Shields Marine manufactures a wide variety of hoses for applications onboard pleasure craft.  Serving as conduits for fluids, air or exhaust, each Shields hose … Continue reading

What a Jackplate does and why you NEED one, NOW!
June 30th, 2014 by SeaStar | 12 Comments |

If you’ve ever asked yourself “Why would I need a Jackplate on my boat,” keep reading.    A jackplate is a specially designed mounting bracket for an outboard motor that lets you to raise or lower the motor vertically.  Here … Continue reading

Spring Boat Maintenance Tips
April 14th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

As spring slowly approaches, it’s time to start planning for boating season.  In order to make sure your boat is safe and running efficiently, you must thoroughly inspect and address a number of items on your boat. FUEL TANK Completely … Continue reading