Category Archives: Boating Information

Care and Maintenance of Outboard Motors

Care and Maintenance of Outboard Motors General Use and Care Outboard motors are usually reliable and easy to use. The care and maintenance of outboard motors does not require a lot of mechanical ability or knowledge. It is mostly common sense … Continue reading

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How To Get Back On A Capsized Sit On Kayak

How To Get Back On A Capsized Sit On Kayak Sit on Kayaks are safe and easy to use. I enjoy paddling into waves and around the bottom of sea cliffs where the swell pushes me away from the rocks. … Continue reading

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Measuring For Correct Transom Height

Measuring For Correct Transom Height Boats are usually designed to take a short shaft outboard motor – or a long shaft outboard. A few boats may require an extra long shaft outboard but they are not common – typically yachts. … Continue reading

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Small Boats And Rough Weather

Small boats and rough weather don’t mix. It is surprisingly easy to get caught in a sudden weather front. The wind can come up out of nowhere with a ferocious blast that has you scrambling to haul in your set line … Continue reading

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Breaking In A New Outboard Motor Engine.

Breaking In A New Outboard Motor Engine. Breaking In A New Outboard Motor Engine, involves running the engine under light load for at least two or three hours. Note: ‘Breaking in’ is often called ‘running in’. These small engines, made … Continue reading

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How To Start An Outboard Motor Engine

How To Start An Outboard Motor Engine Small outboards mostly have a manual start which means you pull on a length of rope to turn the engine over. Fortunately the rope is on a recoil spring so it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Changing Outboard Motor Gearbox Oil

Changing Outboard Motor Gearbox Oil An outboard motor gearbox is located behind the propeller.  It is a ‘right angle drive’ type gearbox that changes the drive from the motor from vertical to horizontal. Some gearboxes have a clutch mechanism behind them, … Continue reading

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Changing Oil In 4 Stroke Outboard Motor

Changing oil in 4 stroke outboard motor – Model: 2.2hp 4 stroke engine Changing oil in 4 stroke outboard motor.. You need: • A 12 mm ring and open end spanner • A rag • A small funnel • A small … Continue reading

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Mounting An Outboard Motor On A Kayak

Setting up a kayak with an outboard motor is fun and a challenge. Mounting An Outboard Motor On A Kayak Here are photos of my current project.  I’d be interested in photo’s of your kayak and motor set up and will put … Continue reading

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Guide To The Correct Outboard Motor Size

Right Boat – Right Motor Size? Here is a guide to the correct outboard motor size for your boat. [boxright] Care and Maintenance – click the text [/boxright] Motor HP Boat length (feet) Boat length (metres) 2hp – 10hp 8’ – 12’ up … Continue reading

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