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How to Pull a Tube Behind a Boat

How to Pull a Tube Behind a Boat

. Depending on who you talk to, tubes are either, "a real kick" or a source of, "severe injury, even death." Most of the same things about pulling a skier apply to pulling a tube. As the towing ...

How to Tie Down a Boat to a Dock

How to Tie Down a Boat to a Dock

. As you ease your boat into its appointed docking space, you needn’t dread the systematic madness that ties up your boat to the pier. The process begins before you begin to dock and, with a bit of practice, soon ...

Why Is a Steering Wheel on the Right Side of a Boat?

Why Is a Steering Wheel on the Right Side of a Boat?

. Like other elements of boating, the placement of the steering wheel is based on both ancient customs and practical concerns. Steering on the right-hand side is likely as old as boating itself.

How to Clean RV Fresh Water Holding Tanks

How to Clean RV Fresh Water Holding Tanks

. Keeping your home on the road in great shape is not only safe its economical. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your systems ensures that your family stays healthy and happy. For a new or new-to-you you will want ...

What Do the Different Colored Lights on a Boat Mean?

What Do the Different Colored Lights on a Boat Mean?

. A boat's lights are far more than decoration. They tell a seasoned sailor where the boat is, how big it is and which way it's moving. The colored lights also tell you what boats to avoid and even how to stay out of ...

How to Adjust the Fuel Mixture on a Johnson Outboard

How to Adjust the Fuel Mixture on a Johnson Outboard

. It is important to make sure the fuel mixture on your Johnson outboard motor is set correctly. If the fuel mixture is off, your engine will not run as smoothly or as efficiently as it could. In the short-term this ...

How to Adjust the Carburetor on a 40-HP Mercury 2-Stroke Outboard

How to Adjust the Carburetor on a 40-HP Mercury 2-Stroke Outboard

. The parameters for adjusting the carburetor on a Mercury outboard involve both the idle speed screw that controls the motor's speed at idle, and the mixture screw that controls the fuel-to-air ratio. Adjusting both of ...

1995 Seadoo XP Specifications

1995 Seadoo XP Specifications

. The Sea-Doo watercraft was originally released in 1988 and was updated on a sporadic basis. In 1995, the Sea-Doo XP was released, featuring the new 717 engine. This engine was, at the time, the biggest rotary valve ...

What Size Anchor Do I Need for My Boat?

What Size Anchor Do I Need for My Boat?

. Knowing what size anchor to buy for your boat is a responsible way to ensure safety for you and your guests while enjoying water events. However, several factors influence the size and style of the anchor you buy.

How to Deflate an Air Bed

How to Deflate an Air Bed

. Air beds provide cheap and comfortable solutions to sleeping when you're on the move. Given their compact size when not inflated and their light weight, air beds provide a convenient night's sleep for travelers or ...

RV Slide Out Troubleshooting

RV Slide Out Troubleshooting

. In any size RV a slide out can make the biggest difference. Although slides must stay shut while driving, when the RV is parked and level slides can add extra feet to various living quarters in the RV. At times the ...

How to Repair a Dent in a Pontoon Boat

How to Repair a Dent in a Pontoon Boat

. Dents are an inevitable aspect of ownership when it comes to pontoon boats. Regardless of how careful you are, at some point you'll end up denting one of the pontoons during docking, and then have to decide whether to ...

How to Set the Idle on a Johnson Outboard

How to Set the Idle on a Johnson Outboard

. Johnson outboard motors are used on a number of different powerboats, both by casual boaters and professionals. Over time, the carburetor may cause the idle speed of the engine to fall outside the suggested range. In ...

How to Remove the Starter From a Sea-Doo GTX

How to Remove the Starter From a Sea-Doo GTX

. Only two bolts hold the starter on the engine of the Sea Doo GTX. Getting to those two bolts is something of an expedition, but the process is straightforward enough, once you have the vessel ashore. With a few hand ...