Your craft in this case is the one you will be taking out over the lake over weekends. If you have the appropriate pilot’s license, this could be a craft that will be navigating the choppy waters of the ocean, nautical miles out from the departing harbor. The larger the boat, the more outboard engines there may be on board. Or below the decks, as the case may well be. So, just imagine the size and capacity of a huge ocean-going tanker’s engine.
If you want to achieve the best sea or lake cruise possible, you might be interested in equipping your boat with a Mercury Cruiser. This is a stern drive outboard engine that runs automatically. It has two parts mainly. But numerous parts are available for these engines. If you want to achieve the best cruise possible, it’s also important that you pick out the correct parts. You being a pilot, do you have the necessary engineering knowhow?
If not, then you’ll need the expertise of a qualified marine engineer. He can assist you with equipping your outboard engine with its correct parts. If he’s retail-oriented, he might be able to produce the goods quickly, although it must be said that you should never encourage your engineers to rush their work. Rather be safe at sea than sorry and marooned in a dinghy. And no matter how far out from the harbor you intend traveling, you should have an engineer onboard.
Your retail-oriented engineer might be able to produce engines with warranties of up to three years, but when at sea, anything could happen. Water could enter and damage your engine. And then what? Do you have an engineer on board to drain the engine?