Outboard engine

Outboard engine

A dinghy is the basic equipment of any charter yacht. It allows you to get ashore dry foot, even if the yacht is moored at anchor or buoy. The driving force of a traditional dinghy are paddles. The outboard engine is an additional aid, which allows the dinghy to get to the designated place faster and without much effort.

What should you keep in mind when using the outboard engine?

  • When you reach shore, you must remember that the engine propeller is lower than the rest of the dinghy. Be careful so that it does not hook up to the bottom.
  • The engine for a dinghy, unlike on a yacht, is most often petrol. That's why you have to have a separate, gasoline-filled canister for it.
  • It's good practice to take paddles to the pontoon with you, regardless of the engine. Outboard engines can be quite unreliable, even when used properly. Paddles allow you to avoid the situation, stay on the water without being able to move.
  • Be careful than outboard engine does not fall to the water while you mount it on a dinghy.