Knowing Your Vessel’s Engine

The motor boats were invented in the early twentieth century. The boating industry was revolutionized with the new invented motor boat. The motor boats were able to travel faster, easier to handle, more fun and it was beneficial overall. The motor boat allows people to enjoy their boating experience hustle free as long as the motor in the boat has enough fuel. In the past using a boat was tiresome experience because people needed sail oars and many sailors or manpower to move the boat.
The motor of the boat has become an important part in the boat. Many boat supply stores will have large selection of boat motors for sale.
Today even many boat supply stores have online sites that sell wide range of boat motors for sale where you can buy from your home. There are two major features in the motor of a boat that is the horse power of the engine and the other is the weight.These factors will help determine the boats performance. There are so many different types of boat motors available.Below are the main boat motor types:
• Inboard motors – large boats which are more than 26 feet longer used mostly inboard motor. The inboard motor is mounted inside the boat/ship/ vessel and the shaft are attached to the propellers. This type of boat motor is positioned usually at the boats center in order to have an equal distribution of weight. Inboard boat motors are quieter and has more gas mileage than most of other boat engines. 

• Outboard motors – this boat motor is the most widely used and popular engine for small boats propelling. The outboard motors are designed in a way that it can only be attached outside the boat’s transom. This one unit compartment of boat engine has three components. These components are the engine, the gear box and propeller. Outboard motors are light in weight, small in size and quiet in noise. Outboard motors are easy to control and operate. Also these outboard motors can be removed easily for storage and repairs and maintenance.
• Jet drive motors – the boat motor of this type is fixed inboard and it does not use propellers. Jet drive motors are said to be more eco friendly and also a safer motor for boats. These jet drive motors cannot be used in sailing in shallow waters.
• Stern drive motors – these boat engines are the most powerful and the heaviest engines used in boats. Stern drive motors are also called inboard/outboard engines (I/Os). This is because it has a combination of characteristics of both motors.