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September 18, 2018
mercury outboard

First Test Run: Mercury V6 225

This past week, we had the first opportunity to spend some extended time aboard a Boston Whaler rigged with a pair of of Mercury’s new V6 outboards. We broke the news when they were introduced in […]
October 17, 2017
efi outboard

Small Outboard Update: Battery-less EFI

Last week we told you all about the new Yamaha F25 outboard, which has battery-less EFI. But this system is important enough, and is showing up on so many new portable outboards, that it deserves further […]
October 10, 2017
alumacraft escape 145

On the Water with the New Yamaha F25 Outboard

Yamaha introduced a new F25 outboard earlier this year, and recently we had the chance to spend a day with one out on the water. The engine was mounted on the transom of an AlumaCraft Escape […]
July 18, 2017
g2 300 outboard

On the Water with Evinrude E TEC G2 300 Outboards

When the Evinrude E TEC G2 was first introduced we brought you the news with a test of the G2 200-hp outboard, and recently, we got a closer look at the 300-hp version of this motor. […]
September 20, 2016
fuel

Outboard Engine Fuel Troubleshooting Quick-Fixes

Outboard engines are incredibly reliable these days, but they’re still subject to many of the same old fuel problems we’ve always had to deal with. If your engine is cranking but just won’t start and you […]
November 17, 2015
bf110

New Honda 100 HP Outboard Hits the Water

It’s been a long time since Honda Marine introduced any new models, so we’re stoked to hear about the new BF100. Why should you even consider a 100 HP outboard, when Honda (as well as most […]
July 1, 2014
outboard engine

Why Get Electric Start in a Small Outboard?

I used to think it was just plain wimpy to get an outboard of 25-hp or less, and use an electric starter instead of the good old pull-cord. Maybe it was just a matter of youthful […]
May 6, 2014
triple outboards

The Triple Outboard Engine Craze – Is it Crazy?

The knee-jerk reaction to this question is, invariably, yes – putting triple outboards on the transom of your boat surely seems nuts. But almost everyone follows up this admission by laughing and then pointing out that […]
October 15, 2013

Lehr Outboards: Can You Run Boats on Propane?

In a nutshell, the answer to the above question is now “yes”. A company called Lehr has started producing propane outboards, and these things seem to be catching on. The advantages of using propane are pretty […]
September 17, 2013

Outboard Smack-Down: Two-stroke vs. Four

Both two-stroke and four-stroke outboard engines have, as a rule, come a darn long way in the past decade or so. We used to have to deal with smelly, noisy, unreliable engines that took the pleasure […]