Dockline Blog

Back to Dockline

Mercury Quick Tip: Engine Mount Inspection

Checking your outboard motor mounts is important to ensure peak performance and safety when operating your boat. Follow these simple steps to ensure your engine is secure at all times.


The bolts that secure your outboard to your boat’s transom endure tremendous stress when the boat is underway and even when the boat is being trailered. Those bolts are critically important, so don’t neglect them.

Loose transom bolts can “wallow out” the holes in the outboard’s transom bracket and the transom itself over time due to the outboard constantly moving in relation to the transom. This can eventually cause the bolts to break, creating a potentially dangerous situation. Not to fear; checking and tightening your transom bolts is not difficult, and this Mercury Quick Tip video will show you how to do that.

Be sure to check your owner’s manual to learn how often to perform this check, and the proper torque specs for your particular model.

play video
Mercury Quick Tip: Engine Mount Inspection
Back to Dockline

Sorry, your browser is not supported

Please consider upgrading to a more up-to-date browser. The most popular browsers are Chrome, Edge, and Safari. Upgrading to the latest version of one of these will make the web safer, faster, and better looking.

(not recommended)