Electric Outboard Servicing: How to maintain your electric outboard engine

Electric outboard motors offer many advantages over traditional petrol outboards. They’re cheaper to run, quieter, and more environmentally friendly. 

Plus, no oil or fuel mixing is required. However, like all engines, they require regular maintenance to run smoothly and last long.

If you are unsure how to service your electric outboard motor, this guide will teach you everything you need to know.

This article will discuss the basics of electric outboard servicing and how to keep your engine running like new!

Electric outboard motor maintenance: DIY or finding a professional

Generally, electric outboard engines don’t require as much servicing as petrol outboards. However, it is still important to perform regular maintenance checks to ensure that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently.

There are two options when it comes to servicing your electric outboard motor: DIY or finding a professional or dealer.

If you decide to do the servicing yourself, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, make sure that you have the correct tools and supplies. Second, be sure to read the instruction manual carefully before attempting any servicing. 

And finally, if you are not confident in your ability to service the engine properly, it is always best to seek professional help.

On the other hand, finding a qualified professional or dealer to service your electric outboard motor can be a bit more expensive, but it will save you time and hassle in the long run. Plus, they will be able to spot any potential problems with your engine that you may not be aware of.

When it comes to electric outboard motor servicing, it is important to remember that prevention is the best cure.

Checklist for maintaining an electric outboard engine

Here is a checklist of maintenance tasks to perform: 

  • Check the propeller for damage. If the blades are bent or chipped, they need to be replaced. 
  • Inspect the engine housing for cracks or other damage. 
  • Make sure that the drive shaft is securely attached to the motor. 
  • Grease all moving parts, including the propeller shaft. 
  • Check the batteries and charge them if needed. 
  • Clean the entire engine, including the cooling fins. 
  • Inspect the wiring for frayed or damaged insulation. 

Following this simple checklist, you can keep your electric outboard engine in top condition and enjoy many years of trouble-free operation.

Why you should maintain your electric outboard engine

A few minutes of care each month will prolong the life of your engine and ensure that it runs smoothly.

Maintaining your electric outboard engine is important for several reasons. First, it will prolong the life of your engine. 

Second, it will ensure that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently. 

Finally, regular maintenance can help to prevent expensive repairs down the line. We all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so don’t wait until your engine breaks down to give it the care it needs.

With a little time and effort, you can keep your electric outboard engine running like new for years to come.

Burning FAQs about electric outboard servicing

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about electric outboard servicing to help you better understand this topic.

Q: How often should I service my electric outboard motor? 

A: We recommend servicing your electric outboard motor every 100 hours of extensive use. Also, flushing the motor with fresh water after each use in saltwater is critical to prevent corrosion. This will ensure that your motor is running smoothly and efficiently. If you notice any issues with your motor, please get in touch with our customer service team for assistance.

Q: what needs to be done in servicing an outboard motor?

A: A full service of your electric outboard motor includes thoroughly inspecting the entire motor. You’d want to check all the electrical connections, clean the cooling system, and test the charging system. We also recommend replacing the anode, which protects against corrosion. We also recommend checking the propeller for any damage and replacing it if necessary.

Q: How much does an electric outboard motor service cost?

A: There is no definitive answer to this question as it will depend on the make and model of your motor and the extent of the service required. However, we recommend budgeting around $200 for a full service.

Final thoughts

Electric outboard motors are a great alternative to petrol outboards. While they can be expensive, they are much more environmentally friendly and require less maintenance.

If you’re thinking of switching to an electric outboard, or if you already have one, it’s important to know how to maintain it properly. With a little care and attention, your electric outboard will serve you well for many years to come.

Remember, you can reach out to our customer care team at any time if you have any questions about electric outboard servicing. We’re always happy to help!

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