Do Mercury outboard motors charge your battery as they run?

Answer Mercury outboard motors do not necessarily maintain a full charge when running. It is recommended that you charge your battery between uses to ensure proper functioning when on the water.References... Read More »

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How to Use an Outboard to Charge a Trolling Battery?

A battery combiner for boats connects the outboard starting battery and the trolling battery into a circular pattern. When the outboard engine is running, it charges the trolling motor battery. Whe... Read More »

How to Paint Outboard Motors?

Over time, outboard motors accumulate a heavy coating of grime, not to mention a bleaching of the paint. This is because many outboard motors were originally painted with single-stage paint that ha... Read More »

How to Fix Aircooled Outboard Motors?

That $20 clinton/tecumseh single low powered outboard was cheap for a reason. They break when you fix them. This article will help you -not to do that- AND- have a great running little motor for yo... Read More »

How to Test Outboard Motors?

Testing outboard motors requires a little patience and preparation. Outboards that have sat for winter, or older outboard engines, have a tendency to be very temperamental when started and might ha... Read More »