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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Fisherman in Kenya swap petrol outboard motors for electric engines

BBC News 04 Mar 2021
Fishermen on Lake Victoria in Kenya have begun using some of Africa’s first electric fishing boats ... ....

Rock Hill man accused of having stolen car in Orangeburg

The Times & Democrat 04 Mar 2021
Martha Rose Brown. Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office ... Witnesses reported the man and a woman got out of a 2000 blue Ford Contour, which was left near the intersection with Binnicker Bridge Road ... Crime & Courts ... Martha Rose Brown ... Va ... 15, 2020 ... • A 1983 14-foot aluminum Dura jon boat with an attached outboard motor was stolen from a Willie Road property....

Outdoors commentary: Life on the edge ... for a fish

Winona Daily News 04 Mar 2021
Some anglers, it seems, simply like to live on the edge. All for a fish ... Me? Not going to happen ... I am one of them ... “You just run a boat up on it ... “People used to have chippers, where your outboard motor, it would be like a spiked wheel, like a gear, that would propel you across the ice ... Still, guys with small v-boats and small motors will do it ... ....

Smiley: Flying boats can be hazardous

The Advocate 04 Mar 2021
Imagine this.. You buy a new car, planning to pick it up from the dealership the next morning ... They once had pictures to prove it." ... "So the braking caused the trailer, with boat and outboard motor attached, to leave the truck, cross the highway, jump the fence and land slap dab on the hood of the new car."Open and shut case ... ....

GALESBURG IN WORLD WAR II: First local men called to service

The Register-Mail 02 Mar 2021
The press coverage of World War II during the week of Nov. 17-23 focused on the Balkans as Greece and Italy fought the Battle of Korytsa ... On Nov ... “Athens went wild ... on the 23rd for induction into service at Peoria ... The biggest issue discussed was whether the city should allow Galesburg Products to test Outboard motors at Lake Storey ... and Mrs. J.E ... ....

Aroostook plumber makes special tools to help return World’s Largest Ice Carousel record to Maine

Bangor Daily News 01 Mar 2021
After cutting through and widening the trench in early April, crews set up four outboard motors and successfully rotated the ice carousel to claim the 2018 record ... “In the past we used small outboard motors, but I knew as the diameter increased it would be harder and harder to turn.”....

Crowdfunded Firm Develops 500-Kilowatt Electric Hydrojet

Interesting Engineering 01 Mar 2021
Both hydrojet models are set for a 2021 release date.Crowdfunding for the electric motor yacht future ... The DeepSpeed outboard electric hydrojet has a similar design to a rim motor — instead of having blades attached to a central hub, the blades are attached to the rim of the housing, and water flows through the middle....

Frozen Out: Winter Leaves Palestine With Case of Could’ve, Should’ve, Would’ve

Tyler Morning Telegraph 28 Feb 2021
Come to Texas, they said. It will be fun, they said. It should probably be warm enough some bass are bedding, they said ... You cannot blame Major League Fishing ... Power became as elusive as 13-pounders, water pressure equaled that of water draining out the weep hole on an outboard motor and gas stations were closed like marinas at launch time ... TWITTER ... .......

Big bass equals big cash

Citrus County Chronicle 25 Feb 2021
Recreational fishing is big business. Florida is considered to be the bass-fishing capital of the world by many ... and other prizes will be awarded through the day ... Things like outboard motor repair, trolling motor repair, life jackets, outboard motor oil and the like are some of the things anglers are stopping in to purchase prior to the event ... ....

Plan an Angler's Adventure Like a Pro

Iosco County News Herald 25 Feb 2021
(Family Features) Fishing is a treasured pastime for Americans from coast to coast, but the experience can be as individual as the person reeling them in ... License and Registration ... Boat ... A lighter, stronger all-aluminum transom, made for today’s larger, more powerful outboard motors, can help enhance your fishing experience. Advance Intel ... Multispecies....

Donation in son's memory buys the Kittery Fire Department a water rescue boat

Portsmouth Herald 24 Feb 2021
The fire boat is a Zodiac Milpro ribbed inflatable with 30 horsepower outboard, with Huddleston writing that “the boat and motor are light enough for four firefighters to carry into hard to reach waterways.” It would be able to be launched in the river and other ......

Post-pandemic seafood could be more sustainable. Here’s how tech is driving the change.

Popular Science 23 Feb 2021
A fisherman drops anchor at the first stop in a long night. (Tom Fowlks/) ... From their pangas, crafts about 20 feet long with little more than three bench seats and an outboard motor, the 38 members of the Sociedad Cooperativa de Producción Pesquera 29 de Agosto SCL cast baited hooks on longlines and pull in yellowtail, grouper, or snapper by hand ... ....

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