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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Trustees Approve Special Season for Soft Clam Harvesting

The East Hampton Star 29 Jul 2021
From July 1 through tomorrow, those possessing a 2021 commercial shellfish license are allowed to harvest soft clams in waters certified for shellfishing in Three Mile Harbor and Accabonac Harbor by directing an outboard motor's propeller toward the bottomland to loosen the soil, exposing the clams....
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Fishing Lovers From All Over Flock To Freshwater Fishing Hall Of Fame In Hayward, Wis.

CBS Sports 29 Jul 2021
This is also home to the world’s largest muskie ... There are also over 100,000 artifacts inside, including rooms dedicated just to the evolution of boat motors dating back to the early 20th century. Legend has it that Ole Evinrude invented his famous outboard motor so he could get to the ice cream parlor across the lake a little bit faster ... ....
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Caught in the tangled lines of big fishing

LI Herald 29 Jul 2021
I watched the Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” last week, and I may never eat fish again ... My own history with fishing and eating fish is at odds with the disturbing elements of the exposé ... As a kid, I went out with my dad and my Uncle Herbie in a wooden rowboat with an outboard motor, and I always landed the biggest flounder ... ....
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Pandemic-era Latin America: Inequality, despair, upheaval — and a potential lost generation of youth

The Los Angeles Times 29 Jul 2021
IQUITOS, Peru —  ...People were getting sick everywhere, and we were scared,” recalled Ashanga, a boatman in Belen, a port district of bustling street stalls and homes on stilts ... Advertisement ... Marlon Ashanga navigates his canoe, powered with a small outboard motor, along the Itaya River, an Amazon tributary defining his Belen neighborhood....
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With Tampa Bay in grip of the Red Tide, shrimpers have a new mission: clean ...

Penn Live 28 Jul 2021
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla ... But the maggots? The maggots are new ... They climb seawalls at the water’s edge ... Sometimes, at the end of the day, Toliver lines up the boat and angles the motor so the wake hits the breakwater by the restaurant just right, freeing dead fish from the rocks so they can be netted ... The outboard motor makes the Tuckers’ boat maneuverable....
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Weekend Newburyport boat crash deemed an accident

Newburyport Daily News 27 Jul 2021
The child, however, was evaluated but not injured, according to LeClaire. The center console craft, named Unbreakable, with twin Evinrude outboard motors is owned by Christine Elliott of Tewksbury, who was reportedly trying to dock the boat in her slip when the accident occurred ... ....
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Yamaha Motor USA Headlines Season Premiere of “Modern Marvels: Machines” on The HISTORY® Channel

Omaha World-Herald 27 Jul 2021
The company's ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface ......
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Police Blotter: Outboard boat motor reported stolen Monday in Kalama

TDN 27 Jul 2021
The Daily News. Editor’s note. Information is provided by the Cowlitz County Corrections Department and local law enforcement agencies. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law ... Click here for more local crime and courts coverage. Assault ... Monday ... Monday ... Outboard motor on boat sitting outside....
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With Tampa Bay in grip of Red Tide, shrimpers turn their nets toward death

Finger Lakes Times 27 Jul 2021
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla ... But the maggots? The maggots are new ... They climb seawalls at the water’s edge ... Sometimes, at the end of the day, Toliver lines up the boat and angles the motor so the wake hits the breakwater by the restaurant just right, freeing dead fish from the rocks so they can be netted ... The outboard motor makes the Tuckers’ boat maneuverable....
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Camera boat nearly runs over swimmers with outboard motor in bizarre false start at Olympics triathlon

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jul 2021
Read full article. Yahoo Sports. Camera boat nearly runs over swimmers with outboard motor in bizarre false start at Olympics triathlon. Jason Owens. 26 July 2021, 2.02 am·2-min read ... It could have been a whole lot worse ... A handful of competitors dove in behind the boat, which precariously approached them with its outboard motor churning ... Hong) ... ANI ... ....
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Olympics: Boat ahoy! Men's triathlon race start messed up by floating cameras

Straits Times 26 Jul 2021
Eventually two jet skis combined to stop the leaders, who returned slowly to the start having undergone a more vigorous 200m warm up than they had expected ... A TV boat with twin outboard motors was sitting in the way as the starting gun was fired, then tried to reverse out as the athletes dove into the water ... More on this topic .......
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‘Bloody ridiculous’: Shambolic scenes as BOAT blocks start of men’s Olympic triathlon race in Tokyo (VIDEO)

Russia Today 26 Jul 2021
The men's Olympic triathlon event in Tokyo was mired in chaos as a boat blocked the path of around half the field at the start of the race, with some onlookers branding the scenes 'dangerous' ... A TV boat with twin outboard motors was sitting in the way as the starting gun was fired, then tried to reverse out as the athletes dove into the water ... ....

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