Outboard motor

An outboard motor is a propulsion system for boats, consisting of a self-contained unit that includes engine, gearbox and propeller or jet drive, designed to be affixed to the outside of the transom. They are the most common motorized method of propelling small watercraft. As well as providing propulsion, outboards provide steering control, as they are designed to pivot over their mountings and thus control the direction of thrust. The skeg also acts as a rudder when the engine is not running. Unlike inboard motors, outboard motors can be easily removed for storage or repairs.

In order to eliminate the chances of hitting bottom with an outboard motor, the motor can be tilted up to an elevated position either electronically or manually. This helps when traveling through shallow waters where there may be debris that could potentially damage the motor as well as the propeller. If the electric motor required to move the pistons which raise or lower the engine is malfunctioning, every outboard motor is equipped with a manual piston release which will allow the operator to drop the motor down to its lowest setting.

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Northumberland coastal communities 'good pickings' for thefts

BBC News 21 Sep 2023
Police are investigating after a spate of outboard motor thefts from boats in coastal villages. ....

Fishers call for national dialogue to ensure safety at sea

Business Ghana 21 Sep 2023
Mr ... The workshop, sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization and USAID, among other partners, is to provide climate and weather information to fishers to guide their activities and ensure their safety ... According to CaFGOAG, the nets of the fishermen involved in the accident, including the outboard motor of one of the canoeswere still missing....

This Was Brainerd - Sept. 21

Brainerd Dispatch 21 Sep 2023
SEPTEMBER 21. 20 years ago (2003). They abruptly left their families, homes and careers behind, sent to Iraq to serve their country for a year. Now, families of the 138 soldiers of Camp Ripley's Co ... TWB. Community. This Was Brainerd - Sept. 20 ... 1d ago. · By Terry McCollough. Community ... 19 ... 18 ... They had no car and she couldn't run their outboard motor boat....

The Latest EVs Are Taking to the Water

Barrons 19 Sep 2023
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Brunswick Corp.’s Mercury Marine division introduced the Avator 7.5e electric outboard motor (US$3,250) for small boats, with 750 watts of power—the equivalent of a conventional 3.5-horsepower unit ... The 7.5e electric motor provides quiet and non-polluting cruising....

Guest column: Life and legacy of the last Maharaja of Punjab

Hindustan Times 17 Sep 2023
The last Maharaja of Punjab is no more ... A young Maharaja Satbir Singh (HT Photo) ... In 1763, Gajpat Singh laid the foundation of the Jind Dynasty ... (HT) ... It took him four hours to land the fish! “I was with him in the boat handling the outboard motor! If the motor is off the Mahseer is strong enough to pull the boat downstream ... Driving force ... .......

Ambassador inaugurates US-funded P250M Coast Guard Training Center

Sun Star 14 Sep 2023
It houses 16 classrooms and laboratory spaces that can simultaneously accommodate up to 200 students ... The US government previously funded the construction of an outboard motor training center and barracks in 2019 and an additional barracks that increased student housing capacity to nearly 200 personnel in 2022 ... (PR) ....

Just Off Coast Guard Island, A Wave of "Piracy" Grows

The Maritime Executive 14 Sep 2023
Coast Guard Island ranks among the largest force concentrations for maritime law enforcement anywhere ... Marine businesses are feeling the impact as well ... We've been kind of going over there ourselves and kind of stealing our stuff back from ," said Craig Jacobsen, president of Outboard Motor Shop, speaking to local TV outlet KRON 4 ... .......

Pirates of California: Boat raiders plunder Bay Area marina — ‘Everything they didn’t take, they destroyed’

New York Post 13 Sep 2023
Maybe they’re taking what little money they have to buy them, but it’s, you know I know a lot of friends who have had their small boats disappear and their outboard motors.” Michael West said residents who live on their boats have had to arm themselves for fear of getting robbed.CBS Bay Area....

Yamaha Marine Launches “Blue Life” Story Campaign, to Share Stories, Build Community Around the Boating Lifestyle

Tyler Morning Telegraph 11 Sep 2023
The company chooses Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors for its fleet of sturdy inflatable boats used to take passengers exploring off the larger ships, and currently has 55 Yamaha F60s among three of its larger ships ... Marine Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., markets and sells marine outboard motors ranging in size from 2.5 to 450 horsepower....

'This is a big day'

Newburyport Daily News 11 Sep 2023
NEWBURYPORT — A giant game of Tetris played out along the boardwalk Monday morning when a massive tugboat nudged an equally impressive barge into a finite space as dozens of people watched ... "This is a big day." ... A pair of one-man outboard motor boats were also used to maneuver the barge into place in the inner embayment ... Rep ... "So that's fantastic." ... ....

2031, Gasoline Outboard Motor Market Size 2023: Expansion Strategies

MENA FN 07 Sep 2023
(MENAFN - The Express Wire) –– Gasoline Outboard Motor Market –– Research Report Provides Valuable Insights into The Market, Focusing On Types (Low Power (below 10 HP), Medium Power (10-35 HP), ... ....

Yamaha-Sponsored Kenai Classic Roundtable Sparks Discussion of Offshore Wind Effects on Fishery Management

The Galveston Daily News 07 Sep 2023
SOLDOTNA, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2023-- ... Marine Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., markets and sells marine outboard motors ranging in size from 2.5 to 450 horsepower ... Yamaha Marine Group is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., based in Cypress, Calif ... © 2023 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A ... nicholas_genesi@yamaha-motor.com ... PUB....

Ferrisburgh news for Sep. 7

Addison County Independent 07 Sep 2023
10, from 3-4.30 p.m ... Visitors can enjoy a dozen exhibit spaces on campus, including the updated Hazelett Small Watercraft Center, which documents the history and craft of small boats in the Champlain Valley; outboard motors collection on display in Steam to Gasoline; and new interactive panels about native and invasive species at the waterfront ... ....

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