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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Outtakes Around the Lakes: Antique & Classic Boat Show winners

The Suburbanite 25 Sep 2021
... engines covered by decks that cannot be walked around; and Outboards – boats with a transom mounted engine ... Classic Wood Outboards also had two winners ... For the best Mounted Outboard Motor, Penny Peterman of Springfield, captured first with a 1952 Chris Craft 5 HP Challenger....
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Michael Valot acquires Atwood Lake Boats

Times Reporter 25 Sep 2021
Ohio’s largest pontoon boat dealer, Atwood Lake Boats Inc., has been sold to Michael Valot of New Philadelphia, whose family has owned the business for the past 21 years ... 1 ... Atwood is a dealer for Barletta, Harris, Sylvan and Rossiter pontoon boats; Mercury, Yamaha and Suzuki outboard motors; and a large collection of accessories and clothing....
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Born with no hands… but that won’t stop me driving for glory at Le Mans

Belfast Telegraph 25 Sep 2021
And now the Northern Ireland Paralympian is making a dramatic change to his sporting career — from skiing to motor racing ... Prior to that, however, at the age of six, he was involved in a serious powerboat accident on holiday when an outboard motor went over the top of the smaller boat James and his family were in....
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Closed season is necessary, save towards it - Fisherfolk advised

Ghana Web 24 Sep 2021
Mr ... CODA is engaged in a massive support programme to fisherfolk where we have an outboard motor subsidy programme that fishermen who have need of engines for their boat can come to CODA, and once we identify you are truly a fisherman, there is a massive subsidy, about 50% of the cost of the engine that is given to the fisherfolk as support." ... ....
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Video game boating

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 23 Sep 2021
The Helm Master EX integrates with modern Yamaha digital four-stroke outboard motors down to 150 horsepower ... The system's signature feature is a joystick control that enables a captain to maneuver a boat with subtle micro adjustments that were previously not possible with an outboard motor....
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Continued low water levels await duck, goose hunters in northwest Minnesota

Grand Forks Herald 23 Sep 2021
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 25. According to Kyle Arola, manager of ... 14),” he said ... However, because of low water and/or dense vegetation such as wild rice, hunters should consider using a “mud motor” or paddling to hunting spots. “In most pools, outboard motors will struggle to operate at current water levels,” he said ... ....
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"These are Very Bad Dudes" — David Buss on Sexual Conflict and the Dark Triad

Quillette 23 Sep 2021
Editor's note ... The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault ... CLAIRE LEHMANN ... DAVID BUSS ... CL ... DB ... CL ... DB ... CL ... DB ... CL ... Males are defined by the small gametes, a small packet of DNA with an outboard motor on it, to get to the valuable egg, and females are defined as the ones with large gametes—in the human case the nutrient rich egg....
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Coast guard helps in RCMP search for fishers, as father calls for all-out effort

Moosejaw Today 21 Sep 2021
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L ... They just shut her down and it was goodbye, you're on your own," the father said. Russell said his family believes the federal rescue service should have continued full search efforts for his son Marc Freeman Russell and crewmate Joey Jenkins, as he believed it was possible the boat with two outboard motors drifted far offshore ... ....
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Father says transfer of search for two missing N.L. fishers to RCMP is 'premature'

North Shore News 20 Sep 2021
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L ... Russell says his family believes the service should have continued a full search efforts for his son Marc Freeman Russell and crewmate Joey Jenkins, as it remains possible the boat with two outboard motors drifted far offshore ... on Friday. Lt.-Cmdr ... local time on Sunday ... "We need more time." ... 20, 2021. The Canadian Press. ....
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Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. to Showcase E-Motion™ the First Fully Electric 180hp Outboard Motor at IBEX 2021 (Form 6-K) (Vision Marine Technologies Inc)

Public Technologies 20 Sep 2021
to Showcase E-Motion™ the First Fully Electric 180hp Outboard Motor at IBEX 2021 ... "We are pleased to announce an industry first where our E-Motion™ outboard motor will be implemented into third-party power boats and pontoons at this year's IBEX....
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Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. to Showcase E-Motion™ the First Fully Electric 180hp Outboard Motor at IBEX 2021 (Vision Marine Technologies Inc)

Public Technologies 20 Sep 2021
to Showcase E-Motion™ the First Fully Electric 180hp Outboard Motor at IBEX 2021 ... "We are pleased to announce an industry first where our E-Motion™ outboard motor will be implemented into third-party power boats and pontoons at this year's IBEX....
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Ros Benson went from Simply The Best to looking after the rest ... of Picton

RNZ 20 Sep 2021
"If you sell your house, and I sell my boat, we could buy the leasehold on Furneaux Lodge," Ros Benson's partner said, after spotting a notice in the paper. The year was 1995 ... We were nobodies ... She had two outboard motors on the back of her and everyone said, 'that's not going to go very fast.' But we put her in the water, and she went vroom." ... ....
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