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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‘Smooth as a smelt’ and other phrases to make you sound like a real Mainer

Bangor Daily News 29 Nov 2021
While wandering a local antique shop in search of Christmas gifts the other day, I spotted an item I couldn’t resist — even though I try not to buy things for myself this time of year ... Moving on from Maine wildlife, a “struggle-string” is a humorous term that Maine guides have long used to describe the cord of an outboard motor ... turkey-turd beer ... .......
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State & Union: Turning back the clock on Olean

Olean Times Herald 29 Nov 2021
1921Dec ... At the Pennsylvania, a quart bottle was taken ... Dec. 2 — Mayor W.Z ... 1946Dec ... Hot gifts this year include golf bags and outboard motors for dad, often a returning vet; the “Breakfaster” that toasts, fries, cooks and makes coffee all in one unit; dolls of every size and shape imaginable; and scooters and junior-sized workbenches for the boys. Dec ... ....
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GM invests in outboard motor start-up to make all-electric boating

The Daily Item 28 Nov 2021
General Motors is looking to take its zero emissions strategy offshore literally .......
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GM wades its way into electric boats

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 28 Nov 2021
DETROIT -- General Motors is testing the water in electric boating by buying a 25% stake in a Seattle company that makes battery-powered outboard motors ... It's designed as a drop-in replacement for any boat with a gas outboard motor from 25 to 50 horsepower....
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European smugglers feeding off migrants

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 28 Nov 2021
CALAIS, France ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor. ....
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Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometre

The Malta Independent 28 Nov 2021
Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor. ADVERTISEMENT ....
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Invasive weed is choking parts of a Central Texas lake

Albuquerque Journal 28 Nov 2021
“So much hydrilla has now grown in Stillhouse that entire coves are now completely inaccessible to boating anglers because the matted vegetation entangles the propellers of both outboard engines and electric trolling motors, thus prohibiting ......
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Playing with lives: Channel migrant smugglers net millions per kilometre

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021
CALAIS (FRANCE). The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor ... They are just what French police call “the little hands”. Now, French authorities are hoping to move up the chain of command ... ....
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Criminals raking in money for English Channel crossings

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 28 Nov 2021
CALAIS, France -- The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor ... They are just what French police call "the little hands.". Now, French authorities are hoping to move up the chain of command ... 17....
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Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer

The Citizens' Voice 28 Nov 2021
CALAIS, France — The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor ... They are just what French police call “the little hands.”. Now, French authorities are hoping to move up the chain of command ... As of Nov....
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Smugglers Net Millions per Kilometer from Migrants Crossing Channel

Beijing News 28 Nov 2021
CALAIS, FRANCE - The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ($3,380 and $8,000) though there are rumors of discounts ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor ... They are just what French police call 'the little hands.' ... 'You can die.'' ... .......
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Death in the Channel: ‘My wife and children said they were getting on a boat. I didn’t hear from them again’

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
According to his friends, Harem Pirot was an excellent swimmer ... “Harem was a really good person. He could swim well in deep water,” Anas said yesterday. “Our families knew each other well. A great guy ... The first time they set off their boat broke down one and a half hours into the journey, after the outboard motor developed a problem, Amanj said ... ....
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AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

SCNOW Morning News 28 Nov 2021
COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert ... The U.K. on Saturday tightened its rules on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases ... In the U.S., Dr ... South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron ... COVID-19 ... Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor....
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