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You want to store your outboard motor again after the sailing season has ended. Or you want to pick up your outboard motor again to use it. In both cases you must transport the outboard motor. But what is the safest way to do this? And how can you prevent that annoying fuel smell in your car? Outboard Occasions has the answers to that.

Transporting outboard motor

You can of course transport your outboard motor to the desired location. However, it is important to adhere to a few guidelines. This prevents engine damage if the oil drains from the crankcase.

Do you want to transport an outboard motor that has 4, 5, 6, 8 or 9.9 hp? Then transport it upright or on its side with the control handle down. Do you want to transport an outboard motor with 2.5 and 3.5 hp? Then hold it upright or on the side with the control stick up. The image below (figure 1) clarifies the postures.

a) upright during transport
b) with 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.9 hp the control stick must be lowered
c) with the 2.5 and 3.5 hp the control stick must be raised

We recommend that you always read the instruction booklet if you have any doubts about transporting your outboard motor. If this does not help you further, please contact us.

Storing the outboard motor

You have just transported your outboard motor and want to store it. Or you are so close to where you need to be that you can easily carry the outboard motor. In this case, please note that the outboard motor should not be carried, transported or stored in the following positions, shown in Figure 2.

In addition, it is better if you remove the fuel from the engine before transporting or storing the outboard motor. This prevents engine oil from leaking and damage to the carburetor.

3 tips to prevent fuel smells in the car

You may have experienced it before: you were going to transport your outboard motor in the car, but after the ride you smelled fuel in your car. This is of course very annoying. We give some tips on how you can prevent this in the future.

1 Drain the carburetor

Before transporting your outboard motor in your car, make sure you remove the fuel. You do this by emptying the carburetor. You can do this by loosening the drain plug with a screwdriver. You can also remove the fuel by running the outboard motor with the fuel tap closed.

2 Close the vent properly

It is also always important to close the vent properly and close the fuel tap. Do this of course before transporting the outboard motor.

3 Keep the outboard motor stable

Finally, a stable position of the outboard motor is necessary. A stable position prevents the outboard motor from moving unintentionally.

Service from Outboard Occasions

Are you still looking for a new outboard motor? At Outboard Occasions you will find various occasions and new outboard motors. You can choose from different brands, such as Yamaha, Suzuki, Tohatsu, Honda and Mercury. But you can also choose your new outboard motor based on other wishes, such as power, fuel, tail length and price.

Did you know that we also deliver an outboard motor to your home? It goes like this:

  • Order your desired outboard motor on our website. You will receive a confirmation email of your order within a few minutes.
  • We will contact you within one working day to finalize your order. We will agree on a collection or delivery date with you and you will receive your invoice by email.
  • We will personally deliver the outboard motor on the agreed date.

Of course you can also choose to collect your outboard motor from us in Ureterp, Friesland.

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Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to common questions. Is your question not listed? Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you.

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  • How to transport an outboard motor?
    Transport the 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.9 hp outboard upright or on its side with the tiller handle down. Transport the 2.5 and 3.5 hp engine upright or on its side with the control handle raised.
  • Can you transport an outboard motor in a car?
    To prevent fuel from entering the car when you transport the outboard motor, drain the carburetor. Or remove the fuel by running the engine with the fuel tap closed. Also close the vent properly and ensure that the outboard motor is stable.
  • Can you transport the outboard motor horizontally?
    You can transport the outboard motor lying down. Transport the 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.9 HP engine on its side with the control handle down. Transport the engine with 2.5 and 3.5 hp on the side with the control handle raised.
  • Can you transport an outboard motor on a tow bar?
    You must transport the outboard motor in a stable manner on the tow bar. Transport the 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.9 hp outboard upright or on its side with the tiller handle down. Transport the 2.5 and 3.5 hp engine upright or on its side with the control handle raised. Make sure there is no more fuel in the engine.