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How to Buy and Outboard Motor


How to Buy and Outboard Motor – Outboard engines have been around since 1896 and have done a good job of getting smaller craft from point A to point B with simple efficiency. As time has gone by the simplicity of these motors has diminished as the technology advanced. Along with greater power, speed and efficiency came more sophisticated motors with more complex components and systems. Today’s outboard motor is a high tech, computer-driven powerhouse with vastly improved fuel efficiency, faster speeds, better response, more power, improved reliability and is better for the environment.


Our technical writer, Glenn Hayes, has been working with Mercury Marine, Evinrude, Yamaha, Honda Marine, Suzuki Marine and Tohatsu Outboards to give you a “How to Buy an Outboard Motor” step by step guide.  This is real data using the industry leading research…

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Outboards: New Power – More Power

Photo By Glenn Hayes

The Miami International Boat Show was a bustle of activity with its halls and marinas filled with the latest and greatest boating has to offer. There was not only a large assortment of boat debuts at the show but also …

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Suzuki Ready to Rock Four Stroke Outboard Motor Market

Suzukis on the Dusky 33

SUZUKI MOVES FORWARD Suzuki Marine, the undisputed 4-stroke outboard brand on the world stage, is focused on gaining market share in North America where it is playing catch-up. Known for technical innovation, Suzuki has plenty of National Marine Manufacturers Association …

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The Latest Evinrude Outboard Motors

Evinrude's New 90 HP HO E-Tec on the newly equipped Carolina Skiff 198 DKV.

This summer BRP announced four new outboard motors in its Evinrude E-Tec line-up and will start delivery on them in the fall. Three of the new models are specifically designed for pontoon boats, catering to one of the fastest growing …

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Save Fuel with your PROP Selection on your Outboard Motor

Mercury Marine Enertia ECO propeller

Mercury Marine introduces Enertia ECO fuel-saving propeller Addressing the related topics of increasing fuel costs and environmental stewardship, Mercury Marine is pleased to introduce the new Enertia ECO propeller today at IBEX in Louisville, Ky. The Mercury Enertia ECO was …

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Tips for Buying an Outboard Motor Warranty

Not all warranties are created equally. Make sure your new motor warranty is what you need.

When purchasing an outboard motor there are many decisions to be made and choices to select from to ensure you are getting the perfect motor for your needs. There are obvious factors to consider, such as the right horsepower, two …

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The Most Powerful Outboard Motor Ever

Until recently on larger outboard performance boats if you wanted high horsepower output you would have to go with double, triple or quad outboards to get the desired power and speed. Adding engines added weight, drag, reduced fuel efficiency and …

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Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Electric Outboard

Torqueedo Deep Blue

There is a lot of talk these days about alternative power and the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Manufacturers are hard at work looking for viable options that can perform as well as or better than existing combustion …

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Simple Maintenance Tips For Your New Outboard Motor

Verado Champion Bay

Other than the required oil and lower unit fluid changes and other periodical maintenance steps outlined in your new four-stroke outboard owners manual, there are a few simple maintenance tips that can be done before and after each trip to …

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Basic New Outboard Motor Maintenance Tips

Mercury 300 Verado

So after searching and researching you figured out which outboard is best for you and there she sits on the transom of your boat gleaming in the sunlight. She has been quite an investment and she will serve you well, …

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New Technology for Today’s Outboard Boat Motor

Technology is moving forward at blistering speeds and today’s modern outboard boat motor is utilizing this technology to become faster, lighter, greener and more efficient than anything that has been produced in the past. In order to meet stricter emissions …

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Mercury’s Joystick Control

Mercury's new joystick control.

Outboard motors have seen a lot of changes in just a few short years and the means to control them has also undergone dramatic changes. Mechanical throttle and gear controls are being replaced with reliable and trouble-free electronic controls, but …

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