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Is it real or is it a Mirage?

Is it real or is it a Mirage?
High Tech Marine's Mirage @ 100 mph

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fishing line damage to gear case.

Give your gearcase a quick check. With the boat on the trailer and outboard in neutral, give the prop a spin. The high-viscosity lube in the outboard gearcase should arrest the motion of the prop quickly. If the prop spins free, however, the lube could be diluted with water.

Pull the prop off and most likely you will find fishing line wrapped around the prop shaft. This will destroy the carrier bearing seal and can cause damage to the prop shaft as well. The prop should be removed atleast every few trips to check for this. Call 832-385-9970 to schedule mobile outboard repair. We come to you!(

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ethanol will ruin your engine

Ethanol Will Ruin Your Outboard Motor's Performance

Ethanol fuel blends are making their way to our neighborhoods.

Read what the National Marine Manufacturers Association recommends in this article on the current Lawsuit over Ethanol Fuel and its effects on your motor.

The characteristics of ethanol, even when blended in ratios of as little as 10 percent, are:
Attracts and absorbs moisture from the air. Boaters will likely face more fuel contamination issues from water absorbed through their fuel tank vents.
Dissolves some solid materials (and can loosen any corrosion), varnish or cause oxidation in steel and aluminum tanks - commonly found in fuel tanks, thereby contaminating the fuel.
Ethanol has been known to dissolve components of the fuel system itself. Modern fuel hoses are made to withstand the effects of ethanol exposure.
Can react chemically with MTBE fuel blends, causing additional contamination.
Fuel blends using as much as 10 percent ethanol are appropriate for use in all of Yamaha's current outboard models. Yamaha does not recommend the use of fuels with higher concentrations of ethanol (E85, which contains 85 percent ethanol) or any other fuel blend that contains more than 10 percent ethanol.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yamaha outboard 150 HP 100 hour maintenance

Call High Tech Marine Mobile Boat Repair and Service at 832-385-9970 to schedule your 100 hour maintenace on your Yamaha 150 2008 Outboard. Keith Hinze is a Yamaha Certified Technician in the Kemah, Texas area.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fishing line in your prop? Brand new lower unit $1595.00

Fishing line in the prop? Need to replace your lower unit? Call 832-385-9970 High Tech Marine for brand new lower units starting at $1595.00 with full three (3) year unconditional warranty.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Comment from one of our new customers in Bayou Vista. Keith treats each boat as if the boat were his own. Call 832-385-9970 for special rate on new lower units with 3 year unconditional warranty which covers damage from fishing line wrapped in the prop!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stern drive gears are the most stressed gears in the world.

Simply put, buying a remanufactured drive is risky. Common practices in the industry include reusing critical wear parts such as cases, gears, shafts and bearings. Inspecting these parts to determine a reasonable expected remaining life is nearly impossible. Consequently, premature failures are common. Why risk relying on used and possibly worn out parts when you can buy a brand new drive from High Tech Marine for less money?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Is it summer or is it a Mirage? Flotsam or jetsom in your prop?

Summer service special will not last much longer in Bayou Vista, Tiki Island or Omega Bay, Texas. Schedule your yearly maintenance on your Yamaha, Johnson Evinrude, Mercury, Mercruise or Suzuki outboard now. Have you inspected your prop for hidden fishing line damage lately? Lower unit damage can be costly and possibly avoided with this simple inspection by High Tech Marine. Call 832 385 9970.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vista Views News Letter

Keith is an additional contributor to the Vista Views newspaper of Bayou Vista Texas. Keith is the writer of the "Tips for Boaters article.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Come see our new ad Yamaha/OMC factory trained technician

High Tech Marine is now credentialed to work in all local Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston area marinas. Give Keith a call at 832-385-9970 to schedule your visit today.

Celebrating Summer at High Tech Marine

High Tech Marine is celebrating summer with our 600th customer.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Is it summer or is it a Mirage?

See you on the lake. Keith Hinze Yamaha Certified Technician Call 832-385-9970 to schedule your customized boat service right in the sling. No more haul out and loading on the trailer to take the boat to the "shop" for repairs and maintenace.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off of Summer

Is your boat ready for the kick off of summer? Changed your gear oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, water fuel separator and had a general inspection of your engine?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Time to change your gear oil

High Tech Mobile Marine will come to your boat for yearly maintenance which includes changing gearoil, spark plugs, fuel filter, water fuel separator and general point inspection. Hourly rate of $75 for Bayou Vista, Omega Bay and Tiki Island.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Perko Switch issue

By richard holmgren (gundogg) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 7:08 am:

I just found Perko's website and they seem to think that it is fine to switch between all/1/2 because the switch is setup with a Make before Break connection. Therefore the alternator never loses connection when switching from one battery to the other one. So as I understand it it should be fine to switch between All/1/2, but you cannot switch to OFF.

I only ask because I wanted to install my perko switch this weekend...since I have had all kinds of battery trouble. The problem has been for about three years and for some reason something drains my battery if the boat sits for more than a day (usually 2-3 days) so I have been forced to disconnect the battery cables when I put the boat on the lift and when I return a few days later I have to hook everything up again... I had posted a few questions about this earlier, but I never got anywhere...anyway, I thought the problem was the alternator or the batteries so when I redid the stereo a few weeks ago I put in a new 150 Amp alternator and two blue tops...but the problem came back...So the only way I see to make sure the battery stays charged is to be able to disconnect the batteries. I just cannot figure out how I should hook them up to the Perko...

The diagram shows that you hook the starter up to the common stud on the perko and then each battery up to its respective I have to rewire the starter???what guage wire should I pull to the starter?

By Flux (flux) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 10:23 am:

Sounds like you may have Amps that are not shutting down all the way, are your using a trigger wire to them?? Is the power wire to the amps connected directly to the batt?? If there are inline fuses between the batt and the amps, pull them instead of the batt cable. If your batt stays charged then you may have found your problem.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Did you know Keith is a Journeyman Painter...just look at the Mirage

High Tech Marine does custom gelcoat, painting and fiberglass repair. One little crack in the fiberglass can cause big future problems.

Happy Big Five O !

Happy birthday Keith! Bet the big five-o does not seem so big anymore......wifey!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Winning at High Tech Marine with 100 Service

High Tech Marine's discount code for parts for the month of April is "winning" Don't lose time with your boat down for repairs when maintenance might have prevented the problem
Keith Hinze, Yamaha/OMC Certified Technician

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Costly Repairs on Outboard Engines can be avoided

The most common cause of costly repairs is lack of maintenance. Annual maintenance should include:change the water pump, gear lube, change fuel filters ( 2 on engine), change spark plugs, grease points and inspection all of which can usually be done in 3.5-4 hours.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Discount code 10% off parts

Mention that you subscribed to Under the bilge @ High Tech Marine and receive an additional 10% off parts for any Spring Maintenace in the month of March.

Spring is here as per the ground hog!

Now is the time for Spring Maintenace. High Tech Marine's Yamaha Certified Technician will come to your boat. Current spring special rate of $65/hour for qualified areas.