What is an outboard motor?

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Outboard motors for a boat are developed as a self-contained unit with engine, subsidiary systems, and propeller, designed to be mounted at the stern (rear) of the craft. They are the most common motorized method of propelling small watercraft.

As well as providing propulsion, outboards provide steering control, as they are designed to pivot over their mountings and thus control the orientation of the propeller. The transmission leg in the water also acts as a rudder even when the propeller is not providing power.

When boats are out of service or being drawn through shallow waters, outboard motors can also be tipped forward trimmed up over their mounts to elevate the propeller and transmission shaft out of the water to avoid accumulation of seaweed or hitting underwater hazards such as rocks.

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An Alert from the US Coast Guard

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Reduce emissions with high-efficiency Evinrude motors and Evinrude oil!

Carbon Monoxide Advisory (Generator Exhaust)

Coast Guard Advisory to Recreational Boaters on Carbon Monoxide Hazard Caused by Generator Exhaust
The Coast Guard advises owners and operators of boats to turn off gasoline-powered generators with transom exhaust ports when the swim platform on the stern is in use. The Coast Guard further advises that swimmers should not enter the cavity of a boat designed with a generator emitting exhaust into the cavity between the swim platform and the transom of the vessel. The Coast Guard is concerned about the serious health risk from carbon monoxide poisoning and seeks to prevent loss of life and personal injury.

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Why a Two Cycle E-Tec?

Why Evinrude E-Tec?

  • NO SCHEDULED DEALER MAINTENANCE FOR 3 YEARS.
  • ZERO BREAK-IN PERIOD
  • NO COSTLY OIL CHANGES
  • USES UP TO 30-75% LESS OIL THAN COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES

EASY TO OWN AND OPERATE Evinrude E-TEC outboards require no scheduled dealer maintenance – that’s right, zero – for the first three years or 300 hours of normal recreational use. Not even gearcase lube.

Evinrude E-TEC uses up to 75% less than typical 2-stroke carbureted engines and up to 50% less outboard motor oil than competitive direct injection engines (when run with Evinrude/Johnson XD 100 oil with optional dealer programming of the Engine Management Module, versus normal TCW3 oil). And you’ll use 30% less oil compared to a 4-stroke with a typical maintenance schedule under normal operating conditions.That’s just the start. The Evinrude E-TEC engines use an exclusive low friction design. There are no belts, no chains, no powerhead gears, no cams, and no mechanized oil pumps.* Reprinted from Evinrude website fact sheet!

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How Can I Improve My Boat’s Fuel Efficiency?

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Step 1:
Clean the bottom of your boat. Plant and barnacle buildup causes extra friction that burns additional fuel.

Step 2:
Remove excess weight from your boat. If you have a lot of heavy objects in the boat that you do not regularly use, simply remove them. This can account for as much as a 2 percent reduction in miles per gallon.

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Get Your Oil Here!

THROTTLE UP JOINS THE SBIP/APBA OFFSHORE INSPECTION TEAM

Boat RacesKey West, FL, Super Boat International Productions Inc. is happy to announce that Throttle Up will be part of the inspecting team with SBIP/APBA Offshore. Starting with the Key West World Championship for the 2008 season. Throttle Up will be checking all of the propellers to make sure they meet the rule book Requirement. “Throttle Up brings to SBIP/APBA Offshore a great addition to our inspecting team, to take it up another level to have the best inspection team in offshore” said John Carbonell, President of SBIP / APBA Offshore “Throttle Up CNC Propellers would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBIP/APBA UIM for allowing us the opportunity to be the OFFICIAL, Propeller Inspectors for the upcoming Key West World Championship races as well as the upcoming 2008 Offshore Racing Season. We are pleased to be part of the Team of Professional Technical Inspectors of the SBIP/APBA UIM” said Matt Croce of Throttle Up Propellers.

Don’t forget your Evinrude oil!

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Question

Synthetic OilI have a 99 merc 115 that has been on synthetic blend for as long as i’ve owned it i’m all out of the blend and was wanting to switch over to full synthetic outboard motor oil, my question is do i have to drain the existing blend remaining in the oil reservoir OR can i just start topping off the reservoir as i use up the oil, next i was wondering is if anyone has hooked up their trolling batteries up in parallel if so how did you do it and how does it work for a 12V motor- thanks!

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Careful With that Thing!!

Miss Outboard MotorHey all, I post this to be shot down. Tell me if I’m wrong.

I’ve owned 2 cycle outboards off and on for over 30 years. All Evinrude and Johnson. The few problems I ever had with them were related to the outdrive (once, for age) or were electrical (periodic, for submersion in saltwater). At a marina, most places will put it in last. When refilling a partially full tank, it is hard to know how much Evinrude oil to put in until you know how much gas you put in.

Personally, I’ve added the oil first and last. First for empty tanks, last for partials. The oil is completely soluble in gasoline and will naturally disburse in a short period of time.

This may be a bit dated, but the anecdote is that oil injections systems and their alarms may fail. The downside is your engine will overheat and you will sputter to a stop. The upside, when working properly (which is usual), is that they do accurately apply the correct amout of oil, which reduces smoking, polution and possibly oil usage.

On the occasions where I or someone (the guy at the marina) forgot the oil, we sputtered to a stop, deliberated, divined the error and added the oil. Then we resumed our fun. On the occasions where I or someone (it was me) doubled the oil, we smoked quite a bit until our next tank.

I don’t recommend forgetting the oil or accidently doubling it, but if on rare occasions it happens, it is not catastrophic.
If you, someone else or the oil injector messes up often, it probably could be.

My suggestion is to use the oil injection system and periodically give the oil level a visual inspection during use. It may be hard to tell with light usage, but over time you will be able to tell. If you sputter to a stop and the oil isn’t being used, put oil in the gas.

The absolute here is to always keep a quart or two of the 2 cycle engine oil on the boat.

 

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A little nostalgia

Time Magazine Sept. 27, 1954Evinrude and Evinrude Oil in history.

 

Hush Money

Monday, Sep. 27, 1954

From the dock of his waterfront restaurant in Freeport, L.I., Bandleader and Boat Racer Guy Lombardo climbed into a small boat with two outboard motors on the stern. As he started up one motor and raced about the water, there was the ear-splitting racket that has come to be associated with eggbeater boating. But when the motor was turned off and the other was tried out, there was a difference. From 500 ft. away, the motor could not be heard at all; newsmen riding in the boats could converse in normal tones, hear the slap-slap of the waves against the bow. Vibration was cut sharply.

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XD100 Fact Sheet

Evinrude Oil XD100 Synthetic formula for use in Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines, direct injection or oil injected outboard engines. XD100 provides unsurpassed protection against friction and wear while maximum detergency helps eliminate combustion deposits. Evinrude Oil XD100 burns clean and is smokeless, ashless, and odorless.

– Promotes maximum engine life
– Ashless and odorless
– Smokeless

Evinrude XD100 is a premium synthetic fomulation that delivers ultimate performance while providing the opportunity to reduce oil consumption on most Evinrude E-TEC models with dealer programming.

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Q & A

Evinrude OilQuestion:

I have a sport twin 10hp evinrude and wandering if i need to add any special gas additive or can i just run it on 50:1 Evinrude oil

Answer:

Hi DSK,
The 10hp Sportwins were built in one form or another up into the early 1960s (need model number to pinpoint) and don’t make the cut for 50:1 mix. They still had several bronze babbit bearings and need some extra oil to stay in operation over the long haul. 32:1 (pint oil to 4 gallons gas) using good quality TCW-3 rated oil and good quality gasoline (89 should be good enough – 87 can be kinda junky in some areas, 90+ high test not necessary) and you’ll be good to go…
– Scott

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Get Your Motor Runnin’ with Evinrude Oil

Evinrude Oil to the Rescue“Chances are you’ve seen some old-timer tooling down the road with a flat-bottom boat tied into the back of his pickup. Inside the boat, or maybe in the truck bed itself, wedged between the cab and the wheel well, rides a battered old outboard motor.

If those old motors could talk, the stories they could tell about long-ago duck hunts and fishing trips.

Surprisingly, many cosmetically abused motors still run well. With a modest investment of time, money and Evinrude Oil, you can restore them to showroom condition.

Collectors generally don’t restore outboards for the money. Fully restored, most outboards don’t bring a profit after you factor in the price of parts, tools and time. Most do it for the satisfaction of restoring such an important piece of Americana.”

The results are in. For the best outboard motor oil on the planet there’s no beating Evinrude Oil. Take care of your engine and you’ll enjoy it for years!

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Why Evinrude Oil

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Take care of your outboard motor with 2 cycle Evinrude Oil!

Marine engines sometime have two strikes against them before they leave the factory. First, when they are run, they generally are run at or near peak RPM for extended periods of time under heavy load conditions. Every time they are asked to plow through a wave or boat wake, the engine strains to keep RPM constant. This would be the equivalent of having your car attached to a giant bungee cord, adding drag and releasing it over and over all day long, something we would never dream of doing. Secondly, extended periods of time between uses is common on marine engines, allowing potentially damaging corrosion to build up quickly.

The key to fighting these damaging realities is proper care and maintenance of your engine through proper lubrication. The proper outboard motor oil will reduce friction and leave the cylinder walls properly coated to eliminate corrosion between uses. Changing the crankcase oil frequently will prolong the life of inboard engines. The proper fuel additives will keep your fuel fresh all season, and remove water build up due to condensation in the tank. Other important additives can boost octane levels of the fuel and clean the injectors, all in the name of increased fuel economy.

The bottom line is, don’t treat your boat as if it’s a car. Make sure you have the proper marine products to extend the life of your engine.

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