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Mercury Insider – Feb 2020

In this month’s edition of the Mercury Insider

In the February edition of The Mercury Insider we take you to Miami — another award winning show for Mercury and we will show you our newest display that pinpoints why we invest so much time into ensuring our engines are quieter than any other on the water. That and more in the February 2020 edition of the Mercury Insider.

 

*CLICK HERE* Mercury Insider – Feb 2020

Mercury Insider November 2019

In this month’s edition of the Mercury Insider

In this month’s edition of the Mercury Insider, we take you to the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show – the largest show in North America — to see if Mercury set another record for most engines at the show. Plus, hear what our OEM customers have to say about Mercury’s growth in this key saltwater market. That and more in the November edition of the Mercury Insider.

 

Mercury Insider – November 2019

Winterizing – Is your Boat Safe?

The fall season marks the end of boating for most people in North America, and with such means there’s a lot of people trying to winterize their boat and engine them selves with out the knowledge of what exactly they are trying to accomplish.

the three most common issues people experience in the spring after storage is:

  1. cracked engine block or cooling passages
  2. Bad fuel causing poor running or no start issues
  3. Dead Batteries

The big danger of negative temperatures is water freezing, because when water freezes it also expands as microscopic air bubbles become trapped in the forming ice. If there is no room for the expansion then the pressure will eventually take the path of least resistance, often causing a crack or break somewhere in the system.

Draining your engine, water systems, and holding tank properly is your first line of defense against this type of damage.It is also standard practice to run anti-freeze through all water passages in order to ensure a extremely low freezing point and to stop any potential water that was stuck in the system from freezing.

The second biggest problem people face in the spring: Bad gas!

Stabilize your fuel on EVERY FILL UP! Ethanol in our gas is only planned to become more of an issue in the marine industry with increasing volumes of ethanol approved for our basic fuel needs by the Canadian government.

It takes aprox 14 days for Ethanol to start separating from gasoline, at which point it turns into a gelatin-like substance which can cause all sorts of issues when it passes through a carburetor or fuel injector, the most common being making them clogged and not function correctly; it is VERY important to stabilize your fuel upon every fill up to ensure your fuel quality.
For winter Storage also make sure you are using a long term stabilizer that will last the full 7 months of Canadian winter.

Lastly: Make sure your battery is disconnected to avoid any potential draws from electronics. While hooked up or even if placed directly onto the ground batteries will slowly lose their charge. In order to keep your battery happy and healthy we strongly recommend trickle charging it over the storage period at least once or twice to ensure it’s life span and that it will be readily available when you need it in the springtime!

We carry all the parts needed for the DYI’ers and offer full service for everyone else!

So drop by today and see what City Marine can do for you to make sure your next summer goes off with out a hitch!

 

 

 

 

 

Mercury Insider – September 2019

In this edition of the Mercury Insider, we expand on our recent announcement about increased production levels of our V6 and V8 outboards – giving you an inside look at how we will meet those numbers. Plus, a Mercury-sponsored angler wins the very first ever MLF Redcrest Championship . . . see what power Edwin Evers chose to win the title. That and more in this edition of the Mercury Insider.

 

 

Mercury Insider – September 2019