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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Got a Minute? Boating

The Daily Jeff 05 Jul 2020
Dad was a charter member of the Marietta Boat Club ... It came with a miniscule outboard motor....
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BOB MAINDELLE: Topwater action begins on area lakes

Killeen Daily Herald 05 Jul 2020
Most major events which take place in the fisheries in our local reservoirs, Belton and Stillhouse Hollow, take place in what could be described as a normal- or bell-shaped curve ... Having a trolling motor with batteries fully charged is indispensable for this kind of fishing. Avoid running your outboard anywhere near these fish ... .......
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A rising tide of boat sales lifts the industry in Connecticut as enthusiasts, tired of ...

Hartford Courant 04 Jul 2020
A rising tide of sales is lifting manufacturers of boats of all kinds – motor boats, canoes, kayaks and yachts – and equipment such as paddles ... Advertisement ... Outboard engine sales rose 7% year over year, an indicator of rising sales of smaller boats ... Bob Lamphere of Waterford paid more than $100,000 for his 26-foot Regal 26 XO with an outboard motor....
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Allen Boat comes to Algonac-Clay Maritime Museum

The Voice 02 Jul 2020
A new boat can be found on display at the Algonac-Clay Maritime Museum ... He built clinker boats.- Advertisement - ... He added an Evinrude Outboard motor franchise and built custom-made clinker and flat-bottom boats ... Marys, Georgia ... She said he repaired Evinrude engines and people would come from all over because they knew he would fix their motor ... ....
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A vintage hobby: Local man restores, sells old outboard motors

Grand Haven Tribune 30 Jun 2020
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With the construction currently taking place on Robbins Road, many more motorists are forced to utilize Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township this summer. And that brings them past John Green’s home ... His yard is hard to miss, as it’s decorated with dozens of colorful vintage outboard boat motors ... ....
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Boat fire in Hernando Beach burns legs of two teenagers

Tampa Bay Times 27 Jun 2020
HERNANDO BEACH — A 15- and 16-year-old were flown to Tampa General Hospital with serious burn injuries after the family boat caught fire Saturday morning, according to Hernando County Fire Rescue. The fire was reported to 911 at about 8.47 a.m ... They extinguished the outboard motor, officials said ... ....
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As COVID-19 races up the Amazon River, health services struggle to keep up

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jun 2020
Her family, Brazilian acai berry farmers on a tributary of the Amazon River, put her in a small boat with an outboard motor and raced down the winding Acuti Pereira River to the nearest health clinic in the town of Portel....
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'How many people are going to die?': Photos show the coronavirus racing up the Amazon

Business Insider 25 Jun 2020
REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino ... These photos show how divesting the outbreak has become ... REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Her family, Brazilian acai berry farmers on a tributary of the Amazon River, put her in a small boat with an outboard motor and raced down the winding Acuti Pereira River to the nearest health clinic in the town of Portel....
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DeWitt column: Confessions of a back row Baptist

Fayetteville Observer 25 Jun 2020
... merely observation, but when she stepped into the baptismal pool the preacher held his nose, the choir girls mumbled behind their Hymn Books, and an oily film oozed off of her and made a metallic sheen in the water like you might see around a leaky Evinrude outboard motor....
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Italian musicians perform in fishing boats to beat coronavirus blues

Canada Dot Com 22 Jun 2020
They loaded their guitars, harmonicas, microphones and. battery-powered amplifiers onto four small boats with outboard motors, stopping here and there along the shoreline of the largest lake in central Italy to belt out a tune or two ... Tourists were delighted....
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Italian musicians perform in borrowed fishing boats for crowds to beat coronavirus blues

Canada Dot Com 22 Jun 2020
They loaded their guitars, harmonicas, microphones and battery-powered amplifiers onto four small boats with outboard motors, stopping here and there along the shoreline of the largest lake in central Italy to belt out a tune or two ... REUTERS ... Tourists were delighted ... “This was a real innovation.” ....
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Conway police report: June 18, 2020

My Horry News 19 Jun 2020
Resident hears boat motor ... Friday he didn’t see anything amiss, but about 10 minutes later he heard his outboard boat motor start running. The motor was parked in the driveway beside the residence, according to an Horry County police report ... the driveway close to the running motor....
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Iran Signals a Toughened Stance by Adding to Its Naval Arsenal

The Washington Institute 18 Jun 2020
Navy that all local vessels must remain at least 100 meters away from its ships ... In any case, most of the vessels unveiled at the May 28 ceremony were light patrol or harassment speedboats powered by Japanese Yamaha high-power outboard motors of 200–250 horsepower and armed with multiple rocket launchers and heavy machine guns at best ... ....

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