Portable Outboard Motors
When searching for an Outboard Motor, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. As an Authorized Dealer for Evinrude and Suzuki Outboard Motors, we have the experience and product knowledge to make this purchase exciting for the whole family.
Certified by BRP and Suzuki, our On-Site Technician has over 14 Years of experience servicing the very products we sell. Giving you the piece of mind that not only do we stand behind our motors, we continue to take care of you, throughout the life of your motor.
While considering the deciding factors for your New Outboard Motor, here are a few points you should consider.
With all the available sizes, models and features, it’s easy to get distracted from the purpose of the boat. If you have the intention to power a fishing boat, upgrade the current motor on the back of your pontoon, or looking to take the family out water skiing and tubing you need to incorporate what you want from your motor, as well as what performance you are expecting.
A good rule of thumb is that you’ll need 5 horsepower per ton of boat. However, when considering factors such as head wind and rough waters – as well as how you plan to use your boat – you may need more. For smaller boats, another good rule of thumb is to have no less than 75-80% of the maximum hp rating for the boat. This insures you’ll have enough thrust to get the boat up on plane and it will drive the way it was intended. While the horsepower of your boat will tell you the maximum allowed, if you don’t intend to use the boat for heavy tasks, you have options in terms of engine size. We have incorporated this into all our Boat Packages offering you the best motor to fit your lifestyle.
2 STROKE VS. 4 STROKE
If there’s one point of discussion in the world of outboard motors, it’s the debate between 2-stroke and 4-stroke motors. Both are good choices. Which is best for you depends on what features are most important to you. Do you want 2-stroke electronic fuel injection (EFI)? 4-stroke EFI? 2-Stroke direct fuel injection (DFI)? Each motor type has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the type of boat you have and how you want to use it.
Take time to learn about them and decide which type is right for you. For example, 2-strokes are generally lighter for the same power and offer a better, faster throttle response, but they also tend to throw more vibration and noise. 2 strokes also are not favorable for low speed use and idling/trolling. And, while 4-strokes may be larger and heavier, they’re also quieter, often have better fuel efficiency and generally offer better speed control.
Most inflatables will require a 15″ (short) shaft, while fishing boats and yacht auxiliary motors require a long shaft. If you’re not sure what length shaft you’ll need, here’s how to find out. Measure from the top of the transom to the bottom of the hull – this measurement should be taken in the center of the transom for a single engine application. For a short shaft, your transom height should measure 15 to 17.5 inches. If your transom measures 19 to 22.5 inches, you’ll need a long shaft. And there are extra/ultra-long shafts for transoms measuring taller than 22.5 inches.
We need to match the size of your outboard to the size of your boat to ensure that you have enough power for speed, maneuverability and safety. However, the advantage of going with a smaller outboard is that it’s easier to lift and carry. Most 2HP-10HP outboard motors weigh in the neighborhood of 35 to 90 pounds. When you move up to 20HP-30 HP, you can expect you motor to weigh roughly 100 to 160 pounds. Depending on your desire for convenience as well as your budget, you can choose an electric-start option to make starting your outboard easier. The specification of each Outboard Motor is perfectly suited to your boat and with the features you would like to enjoy out on the water. Whether you need a Suzuki Portable Engine, or a Customized Evinrude G2 with Fully Integrated Digital Controls, we have all the tools necessary to make your decision as simple as possible.
The Quality of the motor should always play a role in powering your boat. As an Authorized Dealership for both Suzuki and Evinrude Outboards, we are proud of the outstanding reputation that proceeds their products. When purchasing one of our New Outboard Motors, you have the satisfaction of knowing that your engine will stand the test of time with proper care and regular maintenance.
With Industry Leading Warranties and Promotional Offers throughout the year, the High-Quality Confidence both Evinrude and Suzuki have in their outboards will set your mind at ease, long before your motor even reaches the water.
With Trade in Evaluations and Financing Options available, we have a wide range of New Outboards for Sale, In Stock Evinrude Portables, E-TEC and E-TEC G2 as well as Pontoon Engines. Along with Suzuki Portable, and High-Performance Middle Engines, with the option to Special Order. Loughborough Lake Marina your #1 Authorized Dealer for Evinrude Outboard Motors and Suzuki Outboard Motors. View Our selection Online and contact us for pricing!
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