Max Wawrzyniak is an outboard motor guru. He advocates finding
an old motor at a yard sale for $50 and fixing it up, rather
than spending $1500 on a new motor. Sometimes the "secret"
to getting a perfectly running motor from a lifeless hulk
is as simple as a new sparkplug and a squirt of WD-40 into
the cylinder. What he teaches is not only a money-saving
skill, but can also be life-saving, as the boater will no
longer be helpless in the face of engine failure at sea.
Max's clear instructions and detailed photographs will make
anyone into a mechanic.
Max Wawrzyniak is a former Mississippi River towboat pilot and an outboard motor guru. His popular articles on motor repair have appeared regularly in Duckworks Magazine.