Boat Outboard Motors

Welcome to High Quality Store Boat Outboard Motors Collection

Taking a boat out to a lake or even to the sea is the ideal way for many to relax. Due to the very affordable entry-level prices, boating has become a fulfilling hobby for many. Whether with friends, family or alone, the peace and time on the water is for many the perfect change from work and everyday life. Of course you need the right engine for a smooth, smooth ride.

With horsepower numbers from 15 to 557, outboards are versatile engines for many different boat types. Because of their easy handling, they are suitable for boaters of all degrees and are ideal for a carefree and easy trip.

Which types of boats are suitable for an external engine?

Although there are many factors to consider in this question, such as the maximum permitted weight and type of boating license, there are a few rough parameters to remember:

• Lighter and smaller vessels

• inflatable boats

• Smaller sport boats

• Dinghy

• Racing boats

• As an auxiliary drive for sailboats and yachts

What advantages do outboards have?

A key advantage of outboard is certainly the simplicity of maneuvering. No rudder blade is needed as the steering wheel can move the whole engine. This gives a safe and direct feeling of connection between boat and engine. Therefore, they are also represented in all performance classes. Compared with other models of the engine, such as the inboard or Z-drive, they are particularly lightweight, compact - even portable to 15 hp - and consume no space in the boat itself.

An outboard engine is also an inexpensive alternative. Both the acquisition and the maintenance costs are very low. Motor and drive are quickly accessible and the propeller can be replaced quickly and easily.

What should you look for when buying outboards?

Whether German or international manufacturers, the selection of outboards is huge.

First, you should be aware of what kind of boat you can drive in general. This depends on the type of boating license - and on whether you have one at all. Since outboards are often found on smaller boats and they have a regulated maximum load in kilograms, you should pay attention to the weight when buying.

Outboard engines come in different shaft lengths: short shaft (15 inches, approx. 38cm) and long shaft (20 inches, approx. 51cm). What kind you need depends on the boat mirror. This should be determined exactly to ensure the driving characteristics and the correct consumption of the boat. In addition, 2-stroke differ from 4-stroke engines, the 4-stroke engines are much more modern and popular. They have a lower fuel consumption than their predecessors, are much quieter and hardly smell. In addition, they are environmentally friendly. 4-stroke outboards have, similar to the car, its own oil pan, in which the oil can be changed easily.

There are also two types of control: the tiller and the steering wheel. It depends above all on the personal preference, because both have their advantages and disadvantages. There are also various options for starting the engine. There is the cable pull starter, where the pull rope is pulled out vigorously and the engine is driven, and the electric start. The latter requires a battery on board, which is often recharged by the outboard motor. As with other vehicles, the engine must be serviced regularly. The manual provides information on which inspections should be carried out; in most cases, the inspection plan and the inspection intervals are also shown there. Especially in the warranty period and for newcomers, the inspection should be performed at the dealer or specialist. Finally, one should not forget to buy the necessary accessories for the outboard motor. These include, for example, a holder for secure attachment, protective covers, tanks or, as needed, tiller extensions.