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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Team effort continues in fight against invasive carp

News-Press Now 02 Oct 2022
BRUNSWICK, Mo. — The sound of outboard motors buzzed up and down an eight-mile stretch of the Grand River in central Missouri on a recent September day. An interagency operation between the U.S ... “You’re talking close to 3,000 to 4,000 fish just in those three days.” ... While the fish initially were contained, water tends to move ... Follow him on Twitter ... ....

Doing it his way

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram 01 Oct 2022
Image. Doing it his way ... Submitted photos ... Subhead ... Body ... It never has ... “All we had at the time was a little flatbottom with an 8-horsepower motor ... He swam for the boat’s transom instead, where he wedged his body between the Power Pole and the outboard engine. “I bear-hugged the motor, raised it with the trim switch and rolled back into the boat,” he said....

A brand new all-electric boat racing series begins in 2023

Yahoo Daily News 30 Sep 2022
This electric shift is aiming to inspire others to “electrify marine mobility.” The electric RaceBird has a top speed of 58 mph thanks to its 150 kW outboard motor from Mercury Racing. It’s equipped with hydrofoil technology, which reduces drag and maximizes energy ... Learn more at e1series.com ... Subscribe for new videos every week. You Might Also Like ... 1....

Iguana flies above the waves with first electric amphibious foiling boat

New Atlas 26 Sep 2022
For the 10-m-long (~33 ft) Foiler's outboard, Norway's Evoy was tapped for a 300-hp (~220-kW) motor fitted with a T-foil for up to 30 knots on the water, with the 120-kWh Li-ion battery packs reported good for a per-charge range of up to 50 miles (80+ km) at a cruising speed of 22 knots....

Column: Crooked Ole and Mr. Bowlby

Dispatch Argus 25 Sep 2022
When the customer who owned the outboard motor that was sold came in to pick up his motor, Ole explained that a terrible mistake had been made and offered to give him another outboard motor in its place. The customer would have none of it and demanded that his own outboard motor be returned....

Charleston's four kinds of boaters and the differences between them

The Post and Courier 23 Sep 2022
These vessels, with their rows of outboard 300 horse-power motors, can reach speeds of 50, 60, even 70 mph, and get to the Gulf Stream in less than 90 minutes ... Close to shore, all you really need is a skiff, or even a johnboat with a modest outboard, and you can tuck into the ......

Improved access conditions await northwest Minnesota waterfowl hunters

Grand Forks Herald 23 Sep 2022
MIDDLE RIVER, Minn ... 24. As for waterfowl numbers, that’s kind of a mixed bag ... The lake in mid-May crested 4.1 feet above the target level. For hunters, getting around with an outboard motor will be easier, but abundant submerged vegetation may require occasional stops to clean the prop ... During Minnesota’s experimental teal season that ended Sept ... 24 ... 22 ... ....

Yamaha Pledges $500K, Urges All to Get Outdoors on September 24

Eagle-Tribune 21 Sep 2022
The company's ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface ......

Portland's Photon Marine aims to electrify commercial boat fleets

Portland Business News 19 Sep 2022
Photon Marine is building high-powered electric outboard motors for commercial boats. Think....

Footprints: Floating to safety

Dawn 14 Sep 2022
The troubled waters, no life jacket and the rickety wooden boat with an outboard motor gave me goosebumps during the 45-minute journey towards Johi city on Monday ... Those needing to enter or leave Johi city have to first board a tractor-trolley, motor-rickshaw or a donkey cart to cover the shallow water area, and then get on a boat ... ....

Dale C. Maley: Midget car builder, racer Shorty Headley part of Fairbury racing history

Pontiac Daily Leader 14 Sep 2022
The story of the Headley family began with Amos B ... Gilbert L ... Mr. and Mrs ... Gilbert did not finish this race because his motor was too tight ... Mr ... Axles must be cut down to size, wheels built, motors rebored and fixed up.". "Some small cars use motorcycle engines, others outboard motorboat engines, and some, like mine, use small motors from commercial cars....

Bygones: International Falls residents seek cleanup after Rex Hotel destroyed

Duluth News Tribune 13 Sep 2022
They say the building's owners have not agreed to clean up the debris.Caribou Lake, northwest of Duluth, is filling up with aquatic plants that clog outboard motors, destroy beaches, and make parts of the lake inaccessible ... ....

Rainy Lake island cabin an artifact of the opening of northeastern Minnesota to tourism and recreation

MinnPost 12 Sep 2022
Jun Fujita was born near Hiroshima, Japan, in 1888. He emigrated to Canada as a teenager and worked there as a photographer ... In the 1920s, Fujita met Florence Carr ... After he left his newspaper job and started a commercial photography business, one of his clients was a company that made outboard motors, and he photographed its motors near his cabin ... ....

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