BOAT owners—and people who hope to be—should know that when energy and upkeep costs get too high, it may be time to repower with a newer, more fuel-efficient engine. Here are hints on how:
• First, check the information plate for the recommended maximum power. You don’t want to overpower the boat. Although a four-stroke outboard engine should be a good addition to any boat, remember: each engine manufacturer develops specific products for specific boats.
• Have a professionally trained marine technician do the work. Ask about his or her qualifications and certifications and about labor rates, time, and price of all components.
• Check the long-term durability and the warranty of the engine. See what brands commercial and government users prefer.
For further facts and advice, visit Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., at www.hondamarine.com, www.honda.com, www.powerequipment.honda.com, www.hondaengines.com, and www.facebook.com/hondamarine.
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