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How to Adjust the Shift on the MerCruiser Alpha One

How to Adjust the Shift on the MerCruiser Alpha One

The MerCruiser stern drive's shift cable connects the driver controls to the shift control plate. A shift interrupter switch connects to the shift plate and stalls the engine when you shift in and out of gear to help ...

How to Troubleshoot a Minn Kota

How to Troubleshoot a Minn Kota

Minn Kota trolling motors have been around for more than 75 years. Minn Kota makes a complete line of small electric-powered motors that are used on fishing boats to move them around without the disturbance of a ...

Bell Bicycle Speedometer Instructions

Bell Bicycle Speedometer Instructions

Cyclists aiming to meet fitness goals and track their progress can now take advantage of technology by installing speedometers and bicycle computers. The Bell 15 Function Wireless Speedometer tracks the current, average ...

Homemade Flounder Gigging Lights

Homemade Flounder Gigging Lights

Gigging is a popular and effective way to harvest flounder. Typically done at night and at low tide, the angler walks along the shallows near the beach with a gig, which is a small spear, and a light to expose the ...

How to Replace the Speed Sensor on a GTX Seadoo

How to Replace the Speed Sensor on a GTX Seadoo

The speed sensor of a Sea-Doo GTX is a tiny paddle wheel connected to an electronic connector. It's beneath the jet nozzle, separated from the nozzle's turbulence by the ride plate. As the paddle wheel turns, it rotates ...

How to Light a Propane Lantern

How to Light a Propane Lantern

Lighting a propane lantern is relatively simple. After attaching the propane canister to the lantern, turn the gas on. Press the ignition switch if your lantern is so equipped, or strike a match and use it to light the ...

How to Wire a Boat Tachometer

How to Wire a Boat Tachometer

If your boat does not already have a tachometer installed, you're only getting a partial picture of your boat's performance. You may never have come close to testing the limits of your boat's performance to learn what ...

Instructions for a Sigma Bicycle Computer

Instructions for a Sigma Bicycle Computer

German-made Sigma bike computers allow cyclists to measure trip distance, speed and time. All functions are displayed on a monitor attached to your handlebars. The display readings are constant and will automatically ...

How to Repair a Motorcycle's Speedometer

How to Repair a Motorcycle's Speedometer

Typical motorcycle speedometers are not complex pieces of equipment. They consist of a speedometer gauge and a speedometer cable that connects between the gauge and a fitting on the front wheel hub. Some motorcycles ...

How to Recharge Batteries on a Travel Trailer

How to Recharge Batteries on a Travel Trailer

A travel trailer's deep cycle battery--also called a DC battery--powers the camper when the camper is not connected to outside electric sources. Because of the high power demands of the camper's devices, these batteries ...

How to Wire a Bilge Pump

How to Wire a Bilge Pump

When unwanted water boards your boat, it collects in the boat's bilge. The bilge, the lowest part of your boat, collects this water and, unless you remove it, its movement will make your boat unstable. A properly wired ...

How to Install Depth Finders

How to Install Depth Finders

Fishing the flats is fun, but unless your boat's equipped with wheels on its keel, you can find yourself aground in water that's too shallow. As with so many other things, a bit of thought before you head out saves you ...

How to Put a New Boat Starter Solenoid in a MerCruiser

How to Put a New Boat Starter Solenoid in a MerCruiser

You turn the key on the dashboard of your boat and nothing happens. With the key in the “Run” position, the gauges on the dash activate, the audible low oil-pressure warning sounds, but the starter on the ...

How to Adjust the Throttle Cable on a Boat

How to Adjust the Throttle Cable on a Boat

If you're unable to regulate your boat's speed effectively, you can end up in a tight situation quickly. One of the problems with regulating your boat's speed might be loose, ineffective throttle control, sometimes ...