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.

Latest News for: Outboard motor


‘Geography is a problem’: slowing the silent spread of HIV in the Amazon

The Guardian 11 Nov 2019
Powered by two outboard motors, the vessel carries a cargo of volunteers, medics and nurses, an awning, and dozens of HIV screening tests. The first stop is Nueva Vida Yahua , an indigenous village 40 minutes down the Nanay river from Iquitos ... .......

Man killed, woman injured in boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee

Union Leader 10 Nov 2019
MEREDITH - A Bear Island resident is dead and his wife injured in what authorities said was a boating accident ... Timothy Dunleavy said ... Dunleavy said the damage to the 20-foot Sea Ray bowrider powered by an onboard/outboard motor was not consistent with the surviving passenger’s report that the vessel struck something on the bottom while underway ... .......

Outdoors Calendar: Nov. 10, 2019

The Post and Courier 10 Nov 2019
Fishing 101 seminar. Haddrell's Point Tackle will hold a free Fishing 101 seminar from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at its West Ashley location. The seminar will include what, when, where and how to catch fish in Charleston including tackle, knots and types of bait ... Nov ... The East Cooper Outboard Motor Club's 56th annual Turkey Shoot will be open form 6.30-10 p.m ... ....

Around the world, wife joining him at times

Lima Ohio 10 Nov 2019
This picture was taken at the train depot in Lima sometime in 1951. It’s a picture of my father, Ross Thomas, in his Army uniform, hugging my mother, Joan Thomas ... He didn’t tell them that his experience with boats consisted of driving a small boat with a 5 hp outboard motor on Lake Erie, but apparently that was good enough for the U.S ... ....

SC boating season brought increased scrutiny of sobriety testing after fatal boat crashes

The Post and Courier 09 Nov 2019
When someone gets seriously hurt or dies in a boat wreck, the investigation isn't as straightforward as a car collision — with skid marks, lane lines, speed and traffic lights to guide it ... News ... Then there's the black box — a little-regarded control device on an outboard motor that adjusts the fuel feed depending on how hard the motor is throttled ... ....

Peabody travel firm hit with $25M suit over spring break injury

The Salem News 03 Nov 2019
The package he and his friends purchased included a "booze cruise." ... The boat was also overcrowded. While anchored in a shallow area close to shore, Shane used a slide that went from the second level of the catamaran to the rear, ending between the two outboard motors ... To steady himself, he grabbed the edge of one of the motors ... ....

FLW international tourney on Lake Cumberland this weekend

Commonwealth Journal 01 Nov 2019
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime ... On the pro side, the prize money reaches up to $1000,000, including the keys to a new Ranger Z518L boat with a 200-horsepower outboard motor, and $35,000 on the co-angler side, including a new Ranger Z175 with a 115-horsepower outboard ... each morning ... ....

Buffalo firefighters use boat to rescue stranded motorists in flooded road

The Buffalo News 01 Nov 2019
By Keith McShea ... Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said it's the first time to his knowledge that the department's Zodiac water rescue boat, an inflatable boat with an outboard motor that the department uses throughout the summer for incidents on the water, has been used in a rescue involving a flooded viaduct ... "She was shaking ... Brown ... ....

Detentions ordered while Navy officer's role in Chinese smuggling case probed

Stars and Stripes 01 Nov 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Tribune News Service) — Two Chinese business-people were kept in marshals' custody after a court hearing Thursday for a smuggling investigation involving a Jacksonville-based Navy lieutenant and his wife ... She also asked for a quote on the price to add 55-horsepower Evinrude outboard motors that are marketed for military use ... ———....

The best kayaks

The Times of India 29 Oct 2019
If you get your exercise elsewhere or want a speedier trip to your fishing grounds, it pairs easily with Torqeedo's Ultralight 403 electric motor, which mounts on the transom as an outboard, or the EVOLVE electric motor, though that seems to be phasing out, so we'll recommend you go with the Ultralight 403....

The 'wrong time' to be in Gambia? Maybe not

The Philadelphia Tribune 27 Oct 2019
The sun was beginning to set at the Tanji fishing port, about 20 miles from the Gambian capital of Banjul ... Just out of the main scrum, an argument broke out between four women ... “If you don’t leave me alone, I’ll bring him back.” ... Our families need closure ... Hippo” at the helm of the outboard motor of a small long boat, we went out on the river ... .......

Used bookstore relies on volunteers in move to new location in Brunswick

The Brunswick Times Record 25 Oct 2019
Volunteers Victoria Smith and Katy Kline stack the shelves at Twice-Told Tales bookstore’s new location on Maine Street in Brunswick on Oct ... (Carl D ... Before unpacking the boxes and organizing the new location, they had to prepare the new space for its transition from a marine shop with outboard motors and boats to one suitable for books and CDs ... ....

Learn to fix your outboard motor Nov. 2

The Star Democrat 24 Oct 2019
MICHAELS — Have the parts to fix your outboard ... to noon, guests are encouraged to join CBMM Marine Mechanic Joshua Richardson in a hands-on workshop to learn how to fix their own outboard motor....