Engines

Welcome to the 'TECHNICAL TIPS - ENGINES' section of the SOA Website.

Almost every Shrimper has an engine.  Whether it be small two-stroke outboard or a Yanmar 1GM10 diesel inboard, they all require annual maintenance. 

Follow the links below to find tips and information on basic servicing, lay-up procedures and even what to do when things go wrong. 

If your outboard is beyond saving and you have to buy one, the 2008 survey results might help with your choice. 

New information is always welcome and should be sent to kthatcher@talktalk.net

Inboard maintenance

Outboard maintenance

Checking inboard exhaust elbows

Checking Yanmar inboard exhaust elbow - PBO article Giving Exhaust Problems The Elbow

Water in the fuel tank

Outboard engine Survey Results

Check your sterngland

Layup tips for inboard injector pump

Mariner 6 four stroke manhandling & stowage

Swing-up outboard bracket for Mk1 boats

Servicing a Yanmar 1GM10 Inboard