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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Looking Back: Miller Marina, St. Clair Shores

C&G News 13 Jun 2021
Advertisement. ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the early 1930s, William C. Miller was running a small motor repair shop in St ... He soon turned to selling outboard motors and acquiring land ... “Rubble from elimination of streetcar tracks in Detroit, the old city hall and Hudson Motor Co ... .......

After COVID-19 and high water damage Maritime Museum makes headway on $8 million expansion project (copy)

The Herald Palladium 13 Jun 2021
Record-high water levels of 2020 that flooded its campus along with the COVID-19 health restrictions put the skids on the Michigan Maritime Museum’s expansion plans ... In addition, one of the two historic buildings on the site will soon house the museum’s collection of small craft and antique outboard motor exhibit ... ....


The Record 12 Jun 2021
ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MOTOR SWAP MEET. Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc. president Michael Glenn announces that an Antique Outboard Motor Swap Meet of the Chapter will be held at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park, 17-19 Demars Blvd, Tupper Lake, New York....

Hitting the beach for some Florida fishing

Vail Daily 10 Jun 2021
With COVID-19 diminishing, it’s time to travel. Here, the author is catching snook along the Gulf Coast of Florida. (Special to the Daily). One thing the last year has reinforced is the importance of home waters ... And their paddle for a tail can move through water like an old Evinrude outboard motor ... (Special to the Daily) ... (Daily file photo) ... Love it ... ....

HFD likely to finish out fiscal year slightly under budget

Hawaii Tribune-Herald 10 Jun 2021
Hawaii Fire Department Chief Kazuo Todd said Wednesday the department will likely finish out the fiscal year slightly under budget ... For the long term, the department is looking at either replacing the Radon’s inboard motor, which has been failing yearly, with outboard motors or exploring the possibility of having the Daniel R....

Serenading Lusitanian toadfish drowned out by water traffic

Phys Dot Org 09 Jun 2021
Then, the duo added the whine of an outboard motor or a rumbling ferryboat and rechecked the brainwaves, to find out whether the fish were still able to hear the serenades. Unfortunately, the outboard motor almost completely drowned out the recordings of the males....

Decoded: Celebrating 30 Years of Azipod� Electric Propulsion

The Maritime Executive 09 Jun 2021
Azipod® propulsion is a gearless steerable propulsion system where the electric drive motor is housed within a pod outside the ship hull ... Jukka explains. “Azipod® system looks similar to an outboard motor but is much bigger – the large unit weighs as much as a fully loaded Jumbo Jet ... Efficiency and sustainability benefits....

All-Electric Hydrofoil Powerboat Racing Series to Start in 2023

Interesting Engineering 09 Jun 2021
We've seen electric car racing, and we're about to see electric flying cars hit the circuits. Next on the list is the first electric hydrofoil powerboat championship, the E1 series, which revealed its "Racebird" boat design ... Source. ... An extended wing tail, meanwhile, is attached to the outboard motor for the rear foil ... Source. ... Advertisement....

Outdoors: The Case of the Missing Propeller

Dodge City Daily Globe 08 Jun 2021
One of the guys had borrowed an outboard motor and a small aluminum boat, which barely held the five of us with lines, bait, etc. As high and swift as the river was running, the boat and motor were necessary as well as convenient ... We motored beyond the farthest line, then turned ......

NASCAR Q&A: Carl Who? Larson, Hendrick dominance sends us to 1956 record book

The Florida Times Union 07 Jun 2021
Carl Kickstarter?. No, Carl Kiekhaefer ... Kiekhaefer made his fortune perfecting outboard boat motors and his two-year run (1955-56) in NASCAR was dominant....

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development says it is working with all relevant agencies to ensure that the nation's maritime space is safer and secure.

Graphic 06 Jun 2021
Outboard motors. Some participants at the engagement called on the sector minister to expedite action to ensure that they received outboard motors they had paid for and were yet to receive. The minister, in her response, said the government had already secured 240 outboard motors ......

What Is the Importance of Outboard Motors?

Bitchute 05 Jun 2021
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Fulton County Clerk's report

The Crescent News 05 Jun 2021
... (30); buses, 0 (1); off-road vehicles, 38 (65); watercraft, 38 (18); outboard motors, 6 (6); other, 9 (15), with a total of fees collected being $823,477.148 ($659,791.95)....