Evinrude Complete Outboard Boat Engines
Evinrude complete outboard boat engines power everything from rigid inflatable boats to large saltwater-fishing and leisure boats that ply open waters. They come with a range of features crafted for specific marine vessels and can be used as the main or auxiliary propulsion system. Choosing an outboard model is simple once you understand the delicate balance of power and weight, as well as the different advantages of different types and models.
Power Versus Weight
Outboard engines are always mounted in the stern, so the first thing any boat owner should consider is weight distribution. Evinrude complete outboard boat engine models are very diverse in horsepower and that makes them vary in weight, too. As a general rule, more horsepower means more weight, but always take a close look at the specifications, as they provide the most accurate information. New outboard engines provide better horsepower-to-weight ratio, so two different models with the same horsepower do not necessarily weigh the same.
Two- Versus Four-Stroke Engines
Selecting an engine type mainly boils down to two-stroke or four-stroke engines. The two-stroke engine delivers more throttle, while the four-stroke offers a smoother voyage. Leisure boaters mainly go for four-stroke engines, although modern two-stroke models are starting to close the gap in performance. In addition, a two-stroke engine generally delivers more torque at low speeds.
Controls and Panels
Controls and safety features make a huge difference to many boat users. Some outboard engines can be locked off from a console, to prevent them theft of the engine or the boat itself. High-end features such as panels for remote access and assisted electronic steering are also highly demanded for engines on leisure boats.
All owner know that the greatest boat-owning expense in maintenance and that's also true for the outboard engines. Before picking any model, examine the specifications and any maintenance information available. Engines are not replaced every day, so plan a decade or more ahead. Research the price and availability of Evinrude boat parts and accessories, and factor these into the decision.