The lighter weight of outboard engines also makes them ideal for trailering, so all outboard powered Aspens are trailerable. Trailerability means mobility which has benefits as outboard powered Aspens can be taken to service shops where outboards can be maintained and repaired eliminating the cost of mechanics’ travel time. Outboard engines are also easy to remove and replace which may allow Aspen owners to adopt new technologies that may become available in the future.
While Aspens are designed to run on both engines simultaneously, they can also be run on one engine. The most common use for this is to run only the smaller engine when slow speed trolling. In case of emergency, or a single engine breakdown, either engine can power the boat by itself. Our research has shown that leaving both motors in the water even when only one is running improves tracking, so it is just a matter of turning on the engine you want to use.