Do you need to store your outboard motor after summer season has ended? You most likely need to transport it first so you can store it. It is important to know how to transport an outboard motor. If you don’t do this the right way, your outboard can get damaged. Therefore we explain how to transport an outboard motor properly and how to prepare your outboard for transport.
Do you have a remote tank? Here is how you need to prepare your remote tank for transport:
Do you have an internal tank? Here is how you need to prepare your internal tank for transport:
Do you want to transport a 2-stroke outboard or a 4-stroke outboard? Transporting a 2-stroke motor requires a different approach than transporting a 4-stroke motor, because the latter has an oil-containing crankcase.
Initially, both 2-stroke and 4-stroke motors are best transported in an upright position. However, if there is still oil in the 4-stroke motor, it cannot be placed in any position. There is usually a sticker on the motor indicating the best position to place it in.
If both outboard motors are completely empty of gasoline and oil, it doesn’t matter how you transport them. However, the best position is usually on its side, on top of the throttle. This applies to all brands of outboard motors.