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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Where to go for 'top-notch' striped bass fishing in the Central Valley

Recordnet 31 Jan 2023
For somebody using a motorized boat, there are only two ways to get access to the port area - become a member of the Washington Outboard Club by getting on a waiting list or make the long run from Rio Vista or Hogback Island to the Deepwater Channel and port ... Motorized boats aren’t allowed....

Two fisherman film the terrifying moment they're stalked and BULLIED by a great white shark ...

The Daily Mail 28 Jan 2023
A great white shark measuring 2.5metres has terrorised two fishermen as it attacked their boat and bit at their outboard motor in an hour-and-a-half long 'bullying' frenzy ... again and again while biting at the motor....

Unavailability of premix fuel causing unemployment in Tema Newtown – Fishers

Ghana Business News 28 Jan 2023
Several canoes were also docked as their owners could not get the needed premix fuel to power the sea ... According to him, currently, canoe owners have to depend on mixing petrol with engine oil to power their outboard motors adding that due to the cost involved several canoes had to stop operations ... Source. GNA .......

Gaza fisherman gets new outboard engine after a decade's wait, as Israel relaxes curbs

The Jerusalem Post 25 Jan 2023
Marooned for a decade by engine failure, Palestinian fisherman Falah Abu Reyala will finally be able to return to sea with a new outboard motor for his boat after Israel eased curbs on the supply of parts to Gaza it feared could be used to make weapons....

Gaza fisherman gets new outboard engine after a decade’s wait, as Israel relaxes curbs

FX Empire 25 Jan 2023
GAZA (Reuters) – Marooned for a decade by engine failure, Palestinian fisherman Falah Abu Reyala will finally be able to return to sea with a new outboard motor for his boat after Israel eased curbs on the supply of parts to Gaza it feared could be used to make weapons....

Charleston Boat Show coming up, but Scout's new supersized yacht will debut in Miami

The Post and Courier 24 Jan 2023
A new supersized yacht built by Summerville-based Scout Boats — a 67-footer that will rank as one of the largest outboard motor-powered sportfishing vessels in the world — will instead have its debut party at next month's Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show ... Business. Charleston region's industrial market withstands national cooling trend....

Military Outboard Motor Market Manufacturers And Development For Global Regions (Asia, Europe, North America) 2023-2032-OXE ...

MENA FN 23 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - Ameliorate Digital Consultancy) Military Outboard Motor Market 23 January, 2023, market insights reports released the latest market research report on the Military Outboard Motor market ... ....

The Russian draft-dodgers who fled to Alaska in a dinghy

Economist 23 Jan 2023
As the wind gathered strength, Sergei (pictured above, left) and Maksim scanned the water nervously. Five days had passed since they left their hometown on the Siberian coast and struck out across the Bering Sea in Maksim’s tiny fishing boat, which was powered only by a small outboard motor. The voyage had been perilous ... They chose the storm....

Rainbows in winter

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 22 Jan 2023
After checking into into our cabin, we boarded our johnboats whose 9.9-horsepower Mercury outboards were already running ... We caught many others and then entered the Buffalo, where the National Park Service limits outboard motors to 9.9 horsepower ... Whenever that happened, I beached the boat, tilted the motor and unwrapped the line from the prop....

FOTAS: FOTAS volunteer remembered as a Renaissance man, group's bigest cheerleader

The Post and Courier 22 Jan 2023
FOTAS has been blessed to have many wonderful volunteers and supporters for the past 13 years. There are still volunteers helping FOTAS who started volunteering on day one ... He was born and raised in Wisconsin and after graduating college entered the family business of manufacturing outboard motors that his grandfather started ... But it works ... ....

Jonathan Raban, 80, adventurous literary traveler

The Buffalo News 20 Jan 2023
BY RICHARD SANDOMIR NEW YORK TIMES ... He was 80. Clare Alexander, his agent, said the cause was complications of a stroke he had in 2011 ... What he was not, he insisted, was a travel writer ... Anyone who does a guidebook is a travel writer." ... Instead of a raft, Raban traveled to cities and towns along the river in an aluminum boat with an outboard motor ... .......

Veer Wins 2023 Innovation Award

Eagle-Tribune 19 Jan 2023
... outboard – the first product in the Avator series – which was also unveiled at CES 2023 ... Designed with innovation and sustainability in mind, Veer is built from a durable polyethylene hull and offers an electric propulsion option with Mercury® Avator™ outboard motors....

Guest Essay: Screenwriting, Like Any Sport, Is All About the Long Game

The Hollywood Reporter 16 Jan 2023
Show additional share options. Show additional share options ... I was a five-time world champion at this event, a professional mountain biker and a cross-country running champion. When it comes to self-flagellatory endurance and dogged persistence, I’ve earned my stripes ... But the swim had to be one-armed, with feet kicking like an outboard motor....

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