Choosing the appropriate outboard motor can seem as daunting a task as deciding upon the kind and brand of a boat to purchase. There is not a magical method for getting to the right decision; however, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Good Brands Stand Out Among Boaters
Some outboard brands have established themselves as leaders in the outboard motor industry in the Palm Beach Gardens area. Read about the different outboard engines for sale by manufacturing companies to gain insight into what goes into their engineering, motor design, and looks. Or just come on in and see us at ARG Marine, and we will take the time to go over all the details with you, because we know motors. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with any of the following outboards:
Know Your Budget
Your budget may determine options and often helps select whether you should buy new or used. Buying new is nice. New motors come with a factory warranty and financing options. Buying used, though, is a cost-saving option for people who are on a tight budget. For instance, if you often go on fishing trips, consider a two-stroke motor, which is light, affordable, and easy-to-repair. It saves in the long run. Remember, even if you are handy doing a little engine work here or there, ARG can take care of any annual maintenance.
The Right Size Matters
Relating to your boat’s size is not only smart but essential. If you are going to pull a skier or tow big inner tubes, your boat needs some earnest horsepower. If you have a small fishing boat, a modest outboard is sufficient. A mismatch between the size of a boat and motor can result in a succession of obstacles. For example, if the outboard motor is small compared to your boat, it will overwork itself and wear out quickly. It could also mean potential safety issues regarding the customary balance and optimal fit. On the other hand, a too large motor will not only cause the bow of your boat to point to the sky and a lot of laughs; it affects gas mileage.
Consider Fuel Efficiency
Fuel efficiency is essential for a couple of good reasons. It is more suitable for the environment because you are choosing an efficient motor. Less fuel decreases your carbon footprint. And, a more efficient engine means you can travel more miles between fill-ups. Two-stroke engines offer a better fuel economy because they are internally lubricated, which is achieved by mixing oil with the fuel it runs on.
Durability Stands Behind the Brand
Buying a new outboard is exciting, but that does not mean your wallet wants to repeat the process every few years. Just come talk to us. At ARG Marine, whether you buy used or new, we will help you find an outboard that will last for seasons. Buying from us also gives you the benefit of buying from a dependable dealer who wants you as a long-term customer.