Tips and Tricks
SeaStar Solutions’ Hydraulic Fluid
March 7th, 2018 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

      SeaStar Solutions’ hydraulic steering systems (which include SeaStar, BayStar and Hynautic brands) are engineered to provide boaters with a consistent steering feel over a wide range of conditions. Within these systems, the use of SeaStar Solutions’ hydraulic … Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Steering System for You!
January 31st, 2018 by SeaStar | 2 Comments |

With the variety of choices from SeaStar Solutions, it can get confusing on what kind of steering system you need to handle your boat with safely and with ease. The biggest factor when choosing will be the application of the … Continue reading

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

4 No-heat, boat friendly recipes for your next outing!
November 15th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

I don’t know about you, but the same old, cold, sandwiches and wraps get really old, really quick. When you’re out on the water as much as we are, you have to switch it up every once and awhile. Below … Continue reading

EcoTip #3: Sunscreen — Environmental Poison?
October 25th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

Did you know that even your sunscreen can cause extreme harm to marine organisms? “But how?! I’m wearing it on my skin?” More than likely, you will contact the water while out boating at some point, which can cause washed-off … Continue reading

Boating Safety: Five Must-Haves for Your Ditch Pack!
October 18th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

How many of you have heard of a Ditch Pack? Well, in the event of trouble on the sea (hopefully none of you will have to experience this, but it’s always better to be prepared than not!) you always want … 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

Boating Trip Must Haves
September 6th, 2017 by SeaStar | 2 Comments |

Have you ever gotten out on the water and had that sinking feeling as you realize..“I forgot the sunscreen!” after it’s too late to turn back? Keeping a checklist of must-haves is one way to keep this from happening, but … 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

Tricks to installing a marine steering system and what you should definitely avoid
April 14th, 2014 by SeaStar | 11 Comments |

Installing a steering system into your boat can be a relatively easy and straight forward job, as long as you know and understand the do’s and don’ts. Our technicians here at SeaStar Solutions have put together some tips to help … Continue reading