New vs. Used Outboard

Baneer New-vs-Used

 

Don't Risk Your Money

on a Used Outboard

A reliable outboard motor can make the difference between a pleasant boat trip and a dangerous one. Some makes and models receive uniformly high ratings, allowing boaters to sail quietly knowing their engine will be there when they need it.

These outboard motors have many advantages, including that they are easy to install and uninstall, so if they fail it's easy to replace them. Also, they take up little space and have a lower cost, with cheaper repairs as well. That's why many people opt for this equipment. Some even use two, especially on passenger speedboats, to achieve greater efficiency and safety in the event of damage to one of the engines. 

According to outboard engine sellers, one of the main advantages they have is their reliability, which would be recognized worldwide. This has to do with the fact that the equipment usually works well and has few failures, which is very appreciated by the occupants of the boats, who seek to have the least possible surprises at sea. For that reason, it is advisable to always buy a new engine that one knows comes guaranteed, besides with the used outboard motors many surprises can be found, among them: electrical failures, dirty gears, stuck engine, and so on. Compared to inboard engines, outboard motors have the advantage that they do not take up space inside the boat and can be easily removed for storage or repair.

 

Currently, there are the following types of outboard motors:

 

Yamaha
  1. Conventional two-stroke Otto engines (with carburetor)

  2. Two-stroke Otto engines with direct injection

  3. Four-stroke Otto engines Diesel engines

 

Until a few years ago, the only engines available on the market were two-stroke engines with carburetor intake. This type of engine uses for its lubrication oil mixed with gasoline fuel (about 2%). Of the types of outboard motors described, they have the highest fuel consumption and are also the most polluting. They are currently banned from sale in Europe because they do not meet environmental requirements.

Otto two-stroke injection engines and four-stroke injection engines comply with environmental requirements and are the most commercialized types at present. They have slightly favorable fuel consumption for four-stroke engines, but two-stroke engines have the advantage of a somewhat lower price and weight. 

Diesel outboard motors run on diesel, have lower fuel consumption for the same power but are very heavy, and market presence is very low due to their high acquisition cost. 

Some best brands that you can find are Suzuki, Honda Outboards, Mercury, Yamaha Outboards, etc. Don't waste times looking for used engines that can bring you big problems, better invest in something safe and get a new one.

Otto two-stroke injection engines and four-stroke injection engines comply with environmental requirements and are the most commercialized types at present. They have slightly favorable fuel consumption for four-stroke engines, but two-stroke engines have the advantage of a somewhat lower price and weight. 

Honda

Diesel outboard motors run on diesel, have lower fuel consumption for the same power but are very heavy, and market presence is very low due to their high acquisition cost.  

Honda

Yamaha-2

Some best brands that you can find are Suzuki, Honda Outboards, Mercury, Yamaha Outboards, etc. Don't waste times looking for used engines that can bring you big problems, better invest in something safe and get a new one.