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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The Bemidji Pioneer 31 Mar 2023
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Toronto Sun 31 Mar 2023
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No ‘Closed Season’ for artisanal fishers if NDC wins power in 2024 – Mahama

Joy Online 30 Mar 2023
Former President John Mahama says he will cancel the closed season observed by the artisanal fishers if he wins power in 2024 ... Interacting with delegates in Cape Coast and Elmina, Mr ... “When I come back, we will revert to the old measures former president mills rolled out where you got premix, fishing inputs, outboard motors and other things ... Mr....

I got a crash course in Venetian rowing – and experienced the city like never before

Metro UK 30 Mar 2023
Mary Novakovich gets to grips with Venetian rowing (Picture. Adam Batterbee). ‘Put your body into it. You don’t need strong arms, it’s all in the wrists.’ ... But once outboard motors came along, these gorgeous wooden craft started to disappear ... Meanwhile, I’m trying not to lose my balance ... To my surprise, I quickly get the hang of it ... Getty) ... More. Travel....

Heroism medal awarded to last survivor of 1955 Cold War military rescue on St. Lawrence Island

Stars and Stripes 30 Mar 2023
GAMBELL, Alaska (Tribune News Service) — In June 1955, at the height of summer on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, Alaska National Guard Pvt. Bruce Boolowon of the 1st Scouts, just 20 years old, had to stop egg hunting ... “’We have to do something,’” Boolowon remembers thinking ... Instead, guardsmen showed up in umiaks with small outboard motors ... Sgt....

How climate change impact on fisheries is pushing artisanal fishers into IUU fishing in Ghana

Joy Online 29 Mar 2023
Artisanal fishers Understanding of climate Change ... Nana Kweigya explained that, in the past, fishers have suffered damage to canoes, outboard motors and fishing gears due to tidal waves, and storm surges but with the ocean state information that is provided, they are able to know the state of the ocean to decide whether to go to sea or not ... Prof ... ....

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Post Bulletin 28 Mar 2023
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Games Radar 28 Mar 2023
The Legend of Zelda. Tears of the Kingdom has just unveiled two very exciting new abilities for Link ... What we were shown in the new Zelda trailer was not that - series producer Eiji Aonuma's first creation was little more than three logs stapled together with an outboard motor on the back end ... Gaming deals, prizes and latest news ... Ali Jones ... .......

West Hawaii business launches fully electric catamaran

West Hawaii Today 26 Mar 2023
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KI Western Auto's Craig Clendaniel recognized for 50 years of service

The Star Democrat 26 Mar 2023
Clendaniel was originally hired in March 1972 by the local Western Auto’s original proprietor, Maurice Sanger ... He graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School with the Class of 1969 ... After being honorably discharged from the military, Clendaniel worked with his dad, James Clendaniel, fixing outboard motors, and lawn mower engines at their home ... ....

OUTDOORS: Fishing the mangroves

Finger Lakes Times 26 Mar 2023
Our group didn’t catch 18; however, we put nine sheepshead and a mangrove snapper in the box ... We boarded the Sunshine Express, a custom, 27-foot catamaran powered by a Mercury 115 hp outboard. “This boat will do 25 mph with nine aboard,” the captain said as we motored close to the docks on our way to the mangroves ... Tom caught the first sheepshead ... ....

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McDowell News 25 Mar 2023
Forza X1 is developing an innovative line of recreational boats that will be environmentally friendly and powered by a proprietary electric outboard motor designed and integrated with the company’s own control system ... The open house held by Forza X1 in Old Fort featured displays of the electric boat motors and how they are built....

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