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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G. SAM PIATT: Down with carp, up with crappie

The Daily Independent - Ashland 28 May 2022
None have been documented on our stretch of the river, but no doubt they’re coming ... They now dominate the Illinois River. One species of Asian carp, the silver carp, are spooked by vibrations from outboard motors so that great numbers of them jump completely out of the water, landing in boats and sometimes injuring boaters who are struck by them ... ....
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Armed Pirates Rob Offshore Construction Vessel Off Tabasco, Mexico

The Maritime Executive 27 May 2022
Armed pirates boarded an offshore vessel near an oil field off Tabasco, Mexico last weekend, making off with thousands of dollars worth of equipment ... At about 2300 hours on Sunday, a boat with an outboard motor approached, and a group of about five men carrying long guns came aboard ... .......

Yamaha Bicycles Increases its Support of Ride Santa Barbara 100 and the Santa Barbara Cycling Community

Longview News-Journal 27 May 2022
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 ......

WRITE ON: Coming full circle on the water

Finger Lakes Times 27 May 2022
When I was 10 years old, my mother bought me a 14-foot aluminum rowboat. She, my younger sister and I had just moved from Brooklyn to live upstate with my grandmother on the shores of Lake Chautauqua ... I can relate ... Adventures and misadventures abounded ... We had lightened the boat for the voyage by removing the outboard motor, anchor and other gear ... ....

Rick’s Picks, May 26

The North Platte Telegraph 27 May 2022
By Rick Windham Outdoor columnist. Let’s see — since the last report we have had some rain and some cooler days, and a few warm days ... We have a long weekend coming up ... It is much easier to work on electrical issues, fuel problems or your outboard motor in your driveway than on a boat ramp and block other boaters from getting out on the water ... ....

A day to sit in a boat and fish smallmouth bass on the Kankakee River

Chicago Sun-Times 25 May 2022
<img class="Image" alt="The first good smallmouth bass by Dale Bowman in dense fog that started a good morning of fishing the Kankakee River with Matt Mullady ... Matt Mullady ... And fishing ... At our second pool, he said, “I turn off the outboard when I approach these pools, then use my trolling motor and put down the anchor quietly ... Credit ... Dale Bowman....

Boating fun begins with safety lessons

The Vindicator 24 May 2022
Outboard motor of 10 horsepower or greater, watercraft 14 feet or greater in length, watercraft less than 14 feet in length with a permanently affixed mechanical means of propulsion of 10 horsepower or greater....

Frank Farrar James

The Herald Palladium 22 May 2022
Ours was a close and simple family, hard working and playing ... Dad could build, fix and create anything ... Dad spent his free time working outside on their property, walking his dog, Odie, restoring wooden boats and antique outboard motors ... ....

Italian Adventurer and Environmentalist to Arrive in San Diego After 10,000-Mile, Five Month Ocean Voyage ...

Victoria Advocate 18 May 2022
Suzuki Marine USA provides the boating industry with fuel efficient, reliable 4-stroke outboard motors from 2.5 to 350 horsepower and cares for the coastal and marine environment through programs like the CLEAN OCEAN PROJECT, plastic waste reduction efforts, coastal habitat cleanup efforts, and other action-based initiatives....

BOB MAINDELLE: Positive news for Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes

Killeen Daily Herald 15 May 2022
Take your pick ... — there seems to be no end to negative news. Need a little positivity in your life? ... The men were fishing along a vertical stand of hydrilla in about 20 feet of water from Goodnight’s Sling-n-Slabs Guide Service boat, a 21-foot Seapro equipped with a 125-horsepower Mercury outboard and 112-pound thrust Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor....

OUTDOORS: A windy weekend on the river

Montrose Press 13 May 2022
Weather is a regular topic of conversation, especially those who spend a significant amount of time outside ... The focus of the trip was birding ... The guides had planned ahead for the wind by bringing along a small outboard motor. They lashed the three rafts together, then motored on ... Soon we re-attached the rafts and motored into Catalpa Camp ... ....

OUTDOORS: Friday the 13th is hard on outdoorsmen

Montrose Press 13 May 2022
We had a fabulous day in the backcountry, as the snook and redfish were all over the baits we threw at them ... Murphy loves hurricanes ... The used, but in great shape 115 horse outboard motor, decided it was time to expire, permanently, and with a bang ... The motor would work in reverse, but only at slow speeds ... Murphy loves new boats and motors ... Yeah, right....

Baby oysters follow the crackling sound of snapping shrimp

Beijing News 13 May 2022
Though oysters may be brainless bivalves, they can "hear" and swim towards attractive sounds of the sea ... This crackling sound lures baby oysters ... By contrast, places with high levels of human-made background noise, such as from outboard motors and shipping, made our speaker sounds harder to hear, resulting in fewer baby oysters being attracted....

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