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Experience More with Less Scheduled Maintenance

  • E-NATION

Run it as hard as you like right out of the box! All four-stroke outboards require a delicate and lengthy break-in period and 10-20 hour check.  With Evinrude E-TEC, there is no break-in period or 10-20 hour check.   Keep running it hard for 300 hours. Mercury and Yamaha four-stroke outboards require multiple dealer-scheduled maintenance visits, including oil and filter… More

Tommy Skarlis on Repowering with Evinrude

  • E-NATION

As a professional angler and a member of Team Evinrude, I am allowed the privilege to help a large number of boaters “re-power” their watercraft.  Here are a few tips that will help in the “re-powering” process.   1. Choose a reputable dealer that is experienced in re-powering with an Evinrude E-TEC engine. Every “Serious” Evinrude dealer I’ve met is… More

Technical Tidbits: Winterizing Your Outboard

  • Bill Grannis

Bill Grannis, Evinrude technician and historian   Now that Fall is here and the warm weekends have disappeared, it’s time to think about that inevitable seasonal chore called winterizing. You may not experience freezing temperatures where you live, but your boat and motor still have to be prepared for long-term storage. Your dealer, the owners manual, boating internet forums, and… More

Top 20 FAQ's about Outboards

  • Bill Grannis

Edited by Bill Grannis     1)  What is my fuel/oil ratio?   Johnson and Evinrude carbureted 2-stroke outboards since 1964 require a 50:1 fuel to oil mixture (2%) on engines without an automatic oiling system – 6 gallons of gas to 1 pint of outboard oil.  Refer to question #5 for information on oil.   Most outboards manufactured before… More