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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Fossilized gas station in Riverside fuels the imagination

Redlands Daily Facts 23 Jan 2022
I skipped the opening of the California Air Resources Board building in Riverside a few weeks ago, being on deadline that morning ... 18 ... It does ... In the heart of the Inland Empire, Southern California’s smog capital, scientists will fight back, testing emissions on everything from trucks, cars and motorcycles to leaf blowers and outboard motors ... ....
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Local fire departments win safety equipment grants

Gloucester Times 22 Jan 2022
The chief said his department applied for the maximum grant available to it, $19,000, which would have covered the purchase of the 12-foot, 9-inch raft, a short-shaft outboard motor with a propellor cage to prevent damage when working in shallow water or injuries to people, and accessory equipment, such as oars....
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Harry Bulkeley: Time traveling back to 1976 in Galesburg

The Register-Mail 22 Jan 2022
During our January de-clutter, I discovered a time machine on my dresser. It came in the form of a January 1976Progress” edition of The Register-Mail ... Perhaps they will for you, too ... Gale Products manager Mart Dosing said for his company, “the idea was to stay alive in ‘75.” Gale’s 2,100 employees made lawn mowers and outboard motor components ... ....
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Quietly, electric boats are making a splash in water sports

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 20 Jan 2022
Mercury Marine, one of the world's largest outboard engine manufacturers, says it plans to release five new electric motors by 2023 ... ....
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Classic, Marine Expo on schedule

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 20 Jan 2022
Despite a spike in omicron covid-19 cases, the Arkansas Big Buck Classic will go on as scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds ... Sunday ... 30 ... There will also be a free drawing to win a 2022 Havoc VJ hunting and fishing boat with a Yamaha outboard motor and trailer, courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Gregg Orr Marine....
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Judge advances proposed TDD district

Lake Sun Leader 19 Jan 2022
“We went before the circuit judge on Dec. 15 and he gave his thumbs up so we’re now proceeding to get this to the voters in the district,” City Attorney Chris Rohrer told aldermen at its Jan ... (Motor vehicles, trailers, boats and outboard motors are excluded.) That means customers would pay an additional 15 cents in sales tax on a $20 purchase ... ....
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Harrell: Thinking of days gone by

Bluffton Today 19 Jan 2022
Sometimes, when cold weather comes and daylight leaves early, nostalgia sneaks in the door so carelessly left open. It was the winter of 1944. World War II ... Even a few hours away from all of the hullabaloo would be welcome ... C.E ... We were so happy when he had a bateau built, flat bottomed, wide, easy to row, easier to move with a small outboard motor ... .......
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Suzuki kicks of the New Year with Ride Your Adventure Promo

The Manila Times 17 Jan 2022
The fireworks may have subsided but the festivities continue for Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) ... Also embrace your inner child with Suzuki's New Vitara AllGrip ... About Suzuki Philippines ... The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycles and distribution of compact vehicles and outboard motors ... www.suzuki.com.ph ....
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State House Dome: State considers $100 million fund to settle YDC complaints

Union Leader 16 Jan 2022
THE LEGISLATURE WILL start debate next week over creating a $100 million settlement fund to resolve all complaints of sexual and emotional abuse against past employees of the Youth Development Center in Manchester ... Rep ... Rep ... The council approved George Wells‘ donation of the boat, which has four outboard motors and an estimated value of $1.5 million....
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State considers $100 million fund to settle YDC complaints

Union Leader 15 Jan 2022
THE LEGISLATURE WILL start debate next week over creating a $100 million settlement fund to resolve all complaints of sexual and emotional abuse against past employees of the Youth Development Center in Manchester ... Rep ... Rep ... The council approved George Wells‘ donation of the boat, which has four outboard motors and an estimated value of $1.5 million....
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Minimum 6 airbags to be made mandatory in vehicles that can carry up to 8 passengers: Nitin Gadkari

The Times of India 14 Jan 2022
The Centre will make it mandatory for carmakers to provide a minimum of six airbags in motor vehicles that can carry up to 8 passengers for enhanced safety of occupants, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday ... curtain/tube airbags covering all outboard passengers....
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Six airbags compulsory for vehicle carrying up to 8 passengers: Nitin GadkariAs per the NCRB ...

Deccan Herald 14 Jan 2022
Aimed at enhancing the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers, the government has decided that such vehicles must have minimum of 6 airbags ... "Airbags will be made mandatory for two side or side torso airbags and two side curtain or tube airbags, covering all outboard passengers....
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