Consumers interested in purchasing used outboard boat motors can find numerous listings on sites such as Craigslist.org, eBay.com, BoatTrader.com and Boats.com. Listings on these sites are typically ordered based on the manufacturer of the motor, its fuel type, its price or the location of the seller.
Outboard motors are one of the most frequently used propulsion methods for small and medium-sized boats and consist of components such as the gearbox, propeller and skeg. It is important for the boat owner to understand the basic functions and composition of an outboard motor in order to find the most appropriate model for her boat. Buyers should research a few different models to identify some potential motors that are compatible with her boat before looking to help set a baseline of expectations.
Once a buyer finds a listing for an outboard boat motor that she likes, she should look at its specific features to check for proper compatibility, such as its horsepower, and any optional features or engine modifications included. Whenever possible, the buyer should test drive the motor to make sure that it is in proper working condition before making the purchase. Most classifieds sites require users to work exclusively with the seller to decide on payment and retrieval methods.