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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Metro Buzz: The 'tail' that wags the 'duck' through shallow water

The Advocate 07 May 2021
Sheriff Leland Falcon recently purchased and outfitted a new 20-foot "duck boat" with a motor known as a "gator tail.". The motor is critical for the shallow-bottomed boat's mission because the outboard engine extends out — instead of straight down — to allow the boat to travel in low water....

Global Outboard Electric Motor Market Trends, Growth Rate, Opportunities & Forecast To 2026

The Sentinel Newspaper 06 May 2021
... What are the major market trends influencing the growth of the global Outboard Electric Motor Market? Who are the key vendors in the global Outboard Electric Motor market? What market opportunities and threats are vendors facing in the global Outboard Electric Motor market?....

These trolling techniques will help you catch more fish this open-water season

Boone News Republican 06 May 2021
It used to be that most trolling was done with an outboard motor providing the power, and today’s outboards do an outstanding job of trolling efficiently and quietly. However, electric bow-mount motors are becoming more popular as they become more powerful. Many of the Minn Kota electric motors can be operated with a small handheld control....

Second man detained after crossing Taiwan Strait

The Times/The Sunday Times 06 May 2021
It comes after another man named as Zhou travelled 111 miles (178 km) from China in a 2.7-metre boat with an outboard motor to reach the ......

Mayor, council clash over need for Fire Department rescue boat

Decatur Daily 05 May 2021
Thornton said the new 32-foot boat with an outboard motor would be big enough to place hazardous material boons in case of a spill by one of the local industries, but still small enough to tow on a trailer ... The Police Department's boat is a 26½-foot Rivercraft vessel with a rigid hull, inflatable sides and twin 150-horsepower motors ... $3 for 3 Months....

Through the 1970s and on, Nisswa bait shop was epicenter of fishing opener

Hastings Tribune 05 May 2021
They were equipped with new outboard motors and the Lowrance green metal box depth finders — a sight to behold for anglers who were more accustomed to fishing from bare-boned, 14-foot aluminum "car toppers."....

Chinese man crosses Taiwan Strait in rubber dinghy, looking for 'freedom and democracy'

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 May 2021
Taiwan, which does not recognise the concept of asylum and returns illegal immigrants from China, detains a man claiming to be from Fujian who says he crossed one of the world's most heavily policed waterways in a boat with an outboard motor ... ....
photo: AP / Johnson Lai
In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, a Taiwan Coast Guard ship, left, and cargo ship take part in a search-and-rescue exercise off of Taiping island in the South China Sea as part of Taiwan's efforts to cement its claim to a key island in the strategically vital waterbody.

Chinese man seeking ‘freedom and equality’ says he travelled to Taiwan in dinghy

The Guardian 04 May 2021
Taichung Port police officers detained the man, surnamed Zhou, after they received reports of a man behaving suspiciously near the docks. A police spokesperson said Zhou told officers he had travelled from Qanzhou in Fujinan province, in a 2.6m long rubber dinghy he’d bought online, powered by an outboard motor.  ... ....

Chinese man says he crossed 112-mile Taiwan Strait in dingy in search of freedom: report

New York Post 04 May 2021
More On.. china. New law could end China’s infamous dog meat festival, says advocacy group. A rocket and a hard place. Chinese space junk may fall back to Earth in uncertain path. China’s rulers’ disgusting mockery of India’s COVID-19 deaths ... He had about 90 liters of fuel for the outboard motor, officials said ... see also ... ....

Chinese man navigates heavily defended waters between Taiwan and China in a dinghy seeking ‘freedom’

The Independent 03 May 2021
It was fitted with an outboard motor and carried 90 litres of fuel. Zhou is currently being held at a detention centre in Taichung and undergoing a 14-day quarantine ... ....

Asylum seeker flees China by crossing strait of Taiwan in a dinghy

The Times/The Sunday Times 03 May 2021
His dinghy was fitted with an outboard motor and 90 litres of fuel. Security officials are suspicious of the man’s motive, as Taiwan is. ....

Chinese man dodges two navies to cross Taiwan Strait by rubber dinghy in search of ...

The Citizens 03 May 2021
A Chinese man crossed the highly-militarized Taiwan Strait in a small rubber dinghy Saturday in search of "freedom and democracy," Taiwanese police said ... He made the journey in a rubber dinghy fitted with an outboard motor carrying 90 liters of fuel ... The strait is also semi-regularly transited by US Navy assets in freedom of navigation operations ... ....

Taiwan investigating claim that China asylum seeker crossed over in dinghy

Straits Times 03 May 2021
On Saturday, police said a man surnamed Zhou had been detained in Taichung city's harbour after locals spotted him near a dyke and said he was behaving suspiciously. Police said the man told them he had travelled from Fujian on China's south-eastern coast in a rubber dinghy fitted with an outboard motor and 90 litres of fuel ... More on this topic. �....