Post-Hurricane Outboard Salvage Tips

After the mega-storm and latest Nor'easter, many of us are in the same boat when it comes to engine damage.

4th November 2012.
By Staff

If your outboard has been underwater, there are steps to can take to keep it from being a total loss.

Hurricane Sandy has left a big portion of the East Coast reeling. Our sympathies go out to those who were hurt by the storm. Aside from the damage to health, homes, and businesses, plenty of boaters are now contemplating sunken and damaged vessels, drowned engines, and insurance claims.  Here are two articles to help with recovery, plus a video on how to save an outboard that has been underwater.

Important note: If your engine is still submerged, it may be better to leave it underwater until you’ve made your preparations — once it’s exposed to air, damage sets in almost immediately.

Recovering from a hurricane is always a long process, but there’s a lot to be learned in the aftermath about how to mitigate damage and prepare better for next time.  And now that fall is here, spring is just around the corner, right? Best of luck to all.

- Boats.com Editors


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