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April 5, 2016
outboard

Are Two Outboard Engines Really Better than One?

There was a time when asking this question was downright silly. For anyone who ran a boat big enough to waters distant enough, yes, having two outboards was a must. Many of us who owned smaller, […]
March 15, 2016
outboards

The World’s Most Powerful Outboard: Seven Marine 627

The title for the world’s most powerful outboard has been owned by Seven Marine, with their 557 HP outboard, for several years. As of the 2016 season, however, that changes—thanks to the introduction of a new […]
December 30, 2014
outboard engine

Strange Outboard Problems (And how to fix them)

Today’s outboard motor is a completely different beast than those of yesteryear. And it’s no wonder – remember the days when you could fix a car with a set of wrenches, a screw driver, and pliers? […]
July 8, 2014

More New Outboard News: Yamaha F115 is Lighter, Quieter, More Efficient

  Since its introduction in 1999, the Yamaha F115 was always a sweetheart of an outboard. There are an awful lot of people running around out there with an F115 on their boats, and the vast […]
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 […]
June 24, 2014

New Outboard Engines: Evinrude Breaks the Mold

Outboard engines went through a major-league change, when modern four-strokes hit the market (See Outboard Smack-Down: Two-stroke versus Four for more on the topic). They became more fuel-efficient, more reliable, quieter, and better in just about […]
May 22, 2014
boat docking

Joystick Control, for Outboard Boats?

Why not? We’ve become used to seeing joysticks in pod drive applications on boats in the 30-foot-plus range, and anyone who’s used these systems knows they make docking a breeze. But on an outboard boat, joysticks […]
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 […]
December 17, 2013

Choosing the Best Small Outboard Motor

When it comes to small outboards in the 2.5 to 25 horsepower range, you have a lot of options to choose from. How will you know which outboard is the best for you? Luckily, there are a […]
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 […]
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