Used Outboard Engines
At Clyde Outboard Services we not only repair and service used outboard engines but we also sell them. Most of these come in as trade in engines or from our commercial customers and range from small auxiliaries to 200HP outboard motors.
Every engine sold comes with a minimum of the following:
- A full service
- 3 Months Warranty
- Installation (where required)
- Correct Fuel Connector
We can also provide other related items if required including, Quick release battery connectors, fuel tanks, Steering and steering upgrades, Spare ignition Keys etc. and other related items all aimed at making your time on your boat safer and simpler to use.
What Size or Type?
In the section Useful Information on this site you will see a page that explains the difference between 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines. We then need to know if you are looking for a short ( also known as standard) shaft or long shaft engine.
If you are not sure you can measure the transom and let us know if it is 15 inches (short shaft) or 20 inches long. Alternatively you can call us with the age, model and type of boat the outboard engine is for.
How many horse power you require?
As this is about how you want to use the boat this is a very personal choice and is why see you the same make and model of boat with widely varying engine sizes.
The easiest way to work this out is to have a budget and tell us what sort of cruising speed you would like the boat to achieve. Please remember that the higher the cruising speed you want, the bigger the engine you will need and these cost more compared to a smaller engine of the same age (just like cars), however a larger engine running at 75% off full power will use a lot less fuel than an engine running at 100%.
Unfortunately all outboard motors will fail at some time and if you are boating on a canal you will find it an irritation. If however you are in the sea, a second outboard engine could be a life saver hence we also provide a full range of auxiliary engines.
Auxiliary engines are small engines that are only designed to be used in an emergency and to get you boat back to the closest safe shore and are there to get you to safety. The size required will be normally less than 10Hp with an average of around 2.5-5hp and should be capable of pushing your boat at 1-5mph regardless of the direction of the current.
If you are unsure in anyway or simply want to see what options you have when buying a second hand outboard and for the latest stock list please call us on: 01475 744 215 or CLICK HERE