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    Captain's Log :: Archived in "October 1, 2011"

    The Life Expectancy of the Marine Engine From Boat Safe.com

    October 19, 2011

    The average marine gasoline engine runs for 1,500 hours before needing a major overhaul. The average marine diesel engine will run for more than three times that long and log an average 5,000 hours under the same conditions. The number of hours that a marine engine runs is very dependent on the amount and quality of maintenance over the years.

    The typical gasoline marine engine will run fine for...

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    Categories: A view from the helm


    There is a new Bull in town

    October 14, 2011

    Rex Marine enthusiastically announces the arrival of our 2011 Wiggins Marina Bull forklift, the latest example of our committmant to upgrade our Valet Rack Service operations. Capable of safely handling boats up to 32’ long and weighing 20,000 lbs, our new lift also features a clean burning Tier III Cummins diesel engine, and of course, made in the USA with nearly 100% American components. Rex...

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    Categories: A view from the helm


    Who you gonna call?

    October 14, 2011

    As we have discussed in the past, there are lots of ways to enjoy yourself on the water and also many ways to get into trouble. Hopefully you have taken a safe boating course and received a NASBLA or state approved certificate. But who do you call when you get in trouble? Your VHF radio should be your first line of defense. Use your VHF radio on channel 16 to contact a commercial salvage or towing...

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