Every boat or dinghy needs an outboard motor to power it. There are two types of outboards that you can buy; electric and gasoline outboards. Each of these outboards has pros and cons you need to know about before making a purchase. For starters, gasoline outboards can run out of fuel, leaving you stranded in the sea, lake or river. They also require regular fueling, which can be costly. However, they are powerful and can provide you with the propulsion you need. An electric outboard, on the other hand, is battery-powered and can be charged by a solar panel. This means that you can never run out of fuel or power.
When looking for electric outboards, you have to compare the hp ratings of the different units you find. The voltage rating of the motor must also be checked to confirm whether it’s 12V, 24V or 36V and so on. Be sure to also compare prices before you commit yourself.