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Identifying OMC Parts
OMC, one of the most well-known and trusted names in boating, have been the manufacturers of quality parts for your boat for many years. For those who have owned boats with OMC parts, they know that OMC parts are greatly in demand. OMC parts will boost the performance of your boat, and experienced boat owners know that OMC is one of the biggest names in the boating industry. When nothing but the best will do, OMC parts are a great bet for you and for your boat. There are some who will trust a well-known and respected name above all else, but OMC lives up to its name. You will be satisfied with your OMC parts, and the performance of your boat with OMC parts will impress you.
What Does “Aftermarket” Mean?
Many parts, especially boat parts, are only made for a limited amount of time. Once those parts stop being manufactured, you can no longer buy those parts new. The parts you need suddenly fall into the “aftermarket” category, meaning they are no longer even being made and sold. This can cause some boat-owners time and trouble. When something goes wrong with a part in your boat, and that part is no longer being openly sold, it can be a real nightmare to try and find (and purchase) the part you need. After all, you have to get your boat up and running again!
So…how do you find aftermarket parts?
Finding the Parts You Need
The good news is, we live in the age of technology – and these days, you can find anything you need. The bad news is, we live in the age of technology – and it can seem almost impossible to find what you need. The Internet has become so huge, so popular, and so filled with stuff that finding the one part that you need for your boat is like looking for a needle in a haystack. When information flies at you at warp speeds, finding one small boat part in the mass of stuff online can seem like a huge chore.
OMC parts, however, are still hugely popular. Boat owners love OMC parts, and there are many sites dedicated to boats and to OMC parts. There is always a wealth of information online, if you know how to find it, and OMC parts are not obscure or rare by any means. Most of those experienced with boats and boating are a little knowledgeable about OMC parts – which mean that you can find references to OMC parts all over the Internet.
“The OMC parts availability problem is now easing because you can identify aftermarket service parts using the web. Huggins Outboard now has a web version of their popular aftermarket parts cross reference. For a limited time, you can visit http://www.hug911.com and try out the Picture Part cross reference. As more and more businesses get full time high speed connections to the web, web based applications such as this will become more and more popular. No installation is required to your local hard drive. The data is always kept up to date by the Huggins Outboard webmaster.”
- What’s Next for OMC? By Mr. Wizard Copyright © 2001 by Polson Enterprises
“We have a huge inventory of OMC parts including parts for Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors, most of which we can ship from stock the same day they're ordered. Doug Russell is your source for new and used omc parts online. Our catalog of new boat parts contains a listing of over 300,000 parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, omc and more.”
- Doug Russell Marine online, June 2006
Identifying OMC Parts
The OMC web site has online photos, manuals, and references available that will help you with identifying the OMC parts that you need. You can receive parts manuals through the mail, also.
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