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How to Use the Intex Saltwater System

How to Use the Intex Saltwater System

The Intex salt water system generates chlorine for swimming pools by adding salt to the pool's water, without the use of expensive, toxic chemicals to keep it clean. The salt dissolves in the water, and the pump pushes ...

What Is the Top Speed of a Jet Ski?

What Is the Top Speed of a Jet Ski?

Personal watercraft -- often referred to as "jet skis," although that is a trademark of Kawasaki -- have been getting faster and more capable. Personal watercraft may not have have the horsepower to match the ...

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 boat's ...

How to Build Pontoon Boat Seats

How to Build Pontoon Boat Seats

A pontoon boat's deck is a big, flat, open area waiting to be filled with friends and toys. For the do-it-yourself boat owner, this means seating for those friends and storage for those toys can be combined in a single ...

1996 Sea-Doo GTI Specifications

1996 Sea-Doo GTI Specifications

Bombardier Recreational Products has been developing watercraft vehicles since the late 1960s. The Sea-Doo GTI jet ski was introduced in 1996. The 1996 Sea-Doo GTI offered seating for three, a rear grab handle and ...

How to Install an Electric Motor on a Pedal Boat

How to Install an Electric Motor on a Pedal Boat

If you own a pedal boat as a "lake toy," you know that, on occasion, you can get tired of a pedaling. You might wish for a motor to take you back to shore at a leisurely pace, quietly. You might even want to be able to ...

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 ...

How to Repair the Stem Valve on a Bicycle

How to Repair the Stem Valve on a Bicycle

Valve stems are used on most tires -- from bicycles to large trucks -- to allow the tire to be inflated quickly and properly. Most problems with a valve stem on a bicycle or truck tire -- tires with Schrader valves can ...

How to Convert a MerCruiser With a Carburetor to EFI

How to Convert a MerCruiser With a Carburetor to EFI

Many contemporary MerCruiser engines employ electronic fuel injection, or EFI, that takes the place of carburetors used on older engines. The components consist of a throttle body, intake manifold, ECU module and ...

How to Adjust the Carburetor on a 40-HP Evinrude Outboard

How to Adjust the Carburetor on a 40-HP Evinrude Outboard

There are few adjustments you can make to the carburetor of the 40-horsepower Johnson. It is a single piece, unitized in its construction except for the float bowl and carburetor cover, which are removable. Fuel ...

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 Pull a Tube With a Jet Ski

How to Pull a Tube With a Jet Ski

Jet Skis are personal recreational water vehicles manufactured by the Kawasaki company. Jet Skis have engines that can propel them above 60 mph. The 2011 Jet Ski has more than enough power to pull a person in a tube. ...

How to Replace an Impeller on a MerCruiser Alpha One

How to Replace an Impeller on a MerCruiser Alpha One

The maintenance schedule for your Mercruiser Alpha One sterndrive is specific. You're supposed to inspect your water pump every 100 hours of operation or annually, whichever milestone occurs first. The not-so-good news ...

How to Search for a Title for a Boat

How to Search for a Title for a Boat

There are several ways to search for the title for a boat, and they depend primarily on how the boat is registered. Boats are either registered with the state in which they're domiciled (much like an automobile), or ...