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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Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: Sour Grapes

Missoulian 14 Oct 2019
—Sargent John Ordway, September 11, 1804 ... Even with the outboard motor, we consumed six weeks navigating all the lakes of the Dakotas ... × ... {{title}} ... When the wind finally settled out, we arose before dawn and made the final push to Fort Randall Dam, thrilled to be finished with all the big lakes and relieved to be done with the outboard motor ... ....
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Snow what!

Union Leader 13 Oct 2019
Riders performed stunt on motorcycles and snowmobiles Friday at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association’s “Race into Winter” event. Andrew Sylvia/Union Leader Correspondent ... Andrew Sylvia/Union Leader Correspondent ... And for Munson, there’s another difference as well ... “I think it’s actually much cleaner than outboard motors you find on boats.” ... .......
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‘Grass Drags’ expected to draw 45,000 through Sunday

Union Leader 13 Oct 2019
Riders performed stunt on motorcycles and snowmobiles Friday at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association’s “Race into Winter” event. Andrew Sylvia/Union Leader Correspondent ... Andrew Sylvia/Union Leader Correspondent ... And for Munson, there’s another difference as well ... “I think it’s actually much cleaner than outboard motors you find on boats.” ... .......
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Kenneth Kieser: Upper Mississippi River region provides good fishing

The Independence Examiner 12 Oct 2019
The upper Mississippi River flows along with fair current and reasonably clean water ... His 80-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor ... ....
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We Are All at the Mercy of the Narcissist in Chief (NYT - paywall alert)

Democratic Underground 12 Oct 2019
If, by some grievous misfortune, you should happen to have a pathological narcissist in your life — a drain on your soul, a bottomless chute of need, a roaring outboard motor of jealousies and ......
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Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela’s broken oil industry

San Francisco Chronicle 12 Oct 2019
CABIMAS, VenezuelaNobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela’s collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo ... The sludge smears fishing boats, clogs outboard motors and stains nets ... They say the prickly rash in their skin is the price of survival ... ....
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Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

The Roseburg News-Review 12 Oct 2019
The sludge smears fishing boats, clogs outboard motors and stains nets ... They say the prickly rash in their skin is the price of survival ... An explosion badly burned three fishermen recently when they fired up their boat’s motor near a natural gas leak that bubbles up from the bottom of the lake, engulfing them in flames ... “They’re at the epicenter.”....
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Fulton County clerk's monthly report

The Crescent News 11 Oct 2019
... 1 (0); off-road vehicles, 56 (46); watercraft, 20 (7); outboard motors, 5 (3); and other, 1 (1), with a total amount of fees collected being $720,548.93 ($587,999.90)....
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Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

CNN 11 Oct 2019
(CNN)A small blue boat with an outboard motor bobs on the waves of the open sea. It is crammed with 28 migrants -- men, women and children -- from Somalia, Bangladesh and Yemen. Across the horizon is the Libyan coast. Sailors on a Libyan coast guard ship wave their arms. "Stop! Stop!" they shout in English ... "We don't want it." ... "You'll die out here!" ... ....
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Fighting the pre-storm blues on the lake

Rapid City Journal 10 Oct 2019
Or, actually, now that I’m the new owner of an old fishing boat, with a fishing rod, a Lund and a trolling motor ... If you read my column last month, you know I bought my first-ever motorized fishing boat, a 1991 Lund, in August and made a solo voyage on Angostura in early September....
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Our Outdoors: What a Finish

Williston Herald 10 Oct 2019
By Nick Simonson ... As he advanced on the invisible trail through the short grasses under the gray sky, his tail wiggled wildly and I suspected something was up ... Their whirring wings thumped like a bay full of tiny outboard motors, unable to turn over in the continued chill of the gray morning, but slowly gaining on the process ... Featured Photo ... ....
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TRAVEL TRIFECTA: Culture awaits in Venice, Florence and Rome

Canada Dot Com 09 Oct 2019
But the ristorante staff don’t flinch ... Minus office buildings or motor vehicles, nothing seems to disturb this part of ‘La Serenissima’ (serene city) and beyond ... Gondolas for rent at the landing of Piazza San Marco in Venice ... One man wheeled stacks of bread over a bridge, another guided a giant outboard motor up the opposite side ... St....
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2 Mariki fishermen bag Regatta 1st prize

Sun Star 08 Oct 2019
The City Hall Information Office said Frankie Apalad and Abibasar Asmad bested over 200 other vinta operators and went home with P30,000 cash prize, P10,000 worth of gift certificates, a vinta outboard motor and T-shirts after the race ... Unique motors and Safety Enterprises....
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