Day: May 19, 2024

How to Find a Quality Outboard Engine Repair Service ProviderHow to Find a Quality Outboard Engine Repair Service Provider

A quality outboard engine repair service is essential for maximizing the performance and lifespan of your boat’s propulsion system. A professional marine mechanic has the expertise, access to specialized tools and knowledge of marine systems to properly diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair your outboard motor. Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales employs two Mercury Master Mechanics and a Mercury Tech, so you can be confident that your outboard motor will receive the best possible care.

The first thing you should look for when choosing a service provider is positive reviews and recommendations from fellow boaters. Then, visit the shop to see their workspace and equipment. A well-organized and efficient shop is often an indication of a knowledgeable and skilled marine mechanic.

Oil Changes

Old or dirty oil can cause an outboard motor to lose power and fuel efficiency. Changing the oil regularly, as recommended by the manufacturer, can prevent this from happening.

Propeller Issues

If your outboard’s propeller is vibrating, it may be due to a tangled or stuck seaweed or fishing line. A professional marine mechanic can remove the propeller and brush it off to resolve this problem.

Low Hours

When it comes to outboards, the older the engine is, the less likely you are to be able to find parts and services for it. If you are looking to buy a used outboard, consider the age and number of hours it has and ask your dealer for an estimate on the cost of servicing or rebuilding the engine.