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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Dan Nielsen: Amazon brings back the catalog, sans prices

Traverse City Record-Eagle 21 Oct 2020
Dan Nielsen. Something arrived in my USPS mailbox that delivered a flashback to a marketing technique I thought had been retired. Amazon mailed me a 90-page catalog ... The old Sears and Roebuck catalog at various points in its long history advertised everything from bottle openers to outboard motors to entire kit houses ... JC Penney soon followed suit ... ....

Oct. 20, 1942: Alcohol-castor oil mixture to propel speed boats in races on Pontoosuc Sunday

The Berkshire Eagle 20 Oct 2020
Until this season, Berkshire Outboard Racing Association members were content to drive ordinary recreational motors in their hydroplane and runabout jobs. But gasoline rationing increased demand for stock motors which burn other fuels, and with them speed competition ... The fuel is produced specially for outboard use....

PNP maritime units to receive Danao City-made high-speed watercraft

Manila Bulletin 19 Oct 2020
CEBU CITY—The third class city of Danao in the northern part of Cebu will no longer be just known as a hub of illegal gun manufacturers ... Cordova/MANILA BULLETIN) ... Police Brig. Gen ... “It was really good ... Each boat is powered by three outboard motors, and is able to reach speeds of more than 40 knots ... ....

Hungry boaters fed aboard Florida floating restaurant

The Dispatch 17 Oct 2020
(AP) — It’s mid-afternoon when the delivery boy for Jay’s Sandbar Floating BBQ motors up to the charter boat filled with hungry 20-somethings on the Fort Lauderdale sandbar ... Navene Shata, 29 and vegan, is paddling over in her white unicorn float as Anthony kills the outboard motor....

Hungry Boaters Fed Aboard Fort Lauderdale Floating Restaurant

CBS Sports 17 Oct 2020
It’s mid-afternoon when the delivery boy for Jay’s Sandbar Floating BBQ motors up to the charter boat filled with hungry 20-somethings on the Fort Lauderdale sandbar ... Navene Shata, 29 and vegan, is paddling over in her white unicorn float as Anthony kills the outboard motor....

Champions Cup final the apex of the Exeter journey - but they aren’t finished yet

The Irish Times 17 Oct 2020
Ten years ago the Exeter Chiefs went to Bristol in the second leg of a promotion play-off in the Championship ... A decade on, they are back in Bristol on Saturday to face Racing 92 in their first ever Heineken Champions Cup final ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Retrained as a marine engineer, his first business - Exe Marina Services - repaired outboard motors ... ....

Lessons from "Working the Bays"

Atlantic City 15 Oct 2020
My mind often takes me back, more than a half century, to summers spent clamming in the local back bays ... Outboard motors really ran the gamut, too. I remember one friend started with just a 1.5 hp motor, but usually they ranged from the 10 hp to the workhorse 40 hp Johnsons and Evinrudes ... it was easily 8 plus hours ... Yikes!! ... ....

Live army shooting exercise halted after migrants crossing Channel run on to firing range

Yahoo Daily News 15 Oct 2020
... Threat Commander, revealed UK authorities were "very close" to being able to deploy a new "safe return tactic" under which personnel would render individual boats inoperable by firing nets at their outboard motors and then use British vessels to transfer migrants back to France....

Bonac Blind Looks at What's Lost

The East Hampton Star 15 Oct 2020
In a year in which everything familiar has been upended, it only makes sense that the biannual Parrish Road Show would smash through the guardrail and take to the sea ... Mr ... Bluedorn said last week ... Jenny Gorman ... Erni said ... He wondered aloud about an electric outboard motor to transform the blind into a vessel, or to make it a permanent gallery or museum....

Blown Engine Dry Docks OC’s Fire Boat; OCFD Exploring All Options, None Of Which Are Cheap

The Ocean City Dispatch 13 Oct 2020
OCEAN CITYThe Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) fire-rescue boat is currently dry-docked and out of action while officials explore options to replace a “blown motor.” ... Perhaps the best option is replacing the two inboard motors with outboard motors....

P.O. Pears: A piece of history comes tumbling down in Lincoln

Lincoln Journal Star 13 Oct 2020
P.O. Pears is always going to have a special place in Kathy Burklund's heart. The bar known for its "burger madness," the kitchen window surrounded by giant lips and its sand volleyball courts is where she met the man of her dreams ... "After a Husker football game!" ... Pears. He took over the building from his father, who ran Gibson's Outboard Motor Co ... P.O....

Suzuki to launch microplastic collection device for outboard engines

Kyodo 11 Oct 2020
Suzuki Motor Corp. next year will launch the world's first device for outboard engines to collect microplastics, with marine plastic pollution becoming a growing environmental problem around the world ... Supplied photo shows a microplastic collecting device developed by Suzuki Motor Corp....

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