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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The Centralia Chronicle 23 Jun 2022
At this point, I’d like to tell young whippersnappers that there used to be an annual race of outboard motor powered boats on, I believe, the Snoqualmie River that was included in those news shorts that used to separate a feature movie from a second rate one....

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Business Ghana 23 Jun 2022
The use of Sargassum, an aquatic invasive weed, which is negatively impacting the activities of fishermen along the coast since 2011, can reduce the cost of building by 40 per cent ... Dr ... Prof ... Those along the fisheries value chain have reported financial losses due to damage to nets and outboard motors and other fishing gear ... --Advertisements--. ....

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Live Mint 22 Jun 2022
Honda India Power Products Ltd., an industrial and capital goods firm with a market valuation of Rs ... Honda India Power Products Limited (HIPP), the leading manufacturer of power products in India, is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Japan ... It also manufactures lawnmowers, brush cutters, and long-tailed outboard motors ... MINT PREMIUM See All ... ....

St. Louis River anglers wonder where the big walleyes have gone

Hastings Tribune 22 Jun 2022
ON THE ST. LOUIS RIVERChris Edquist grabbed the fishing rod out of the holder and pulled back just enough to see how big the bend was ... "Barely legal ... Or bigger ... He moves the 20-foot Skeeter boat using his 10 horsepower kicker outboard — just under 2 mph — but does most of the steering with his bow-mounted battery-powered trolling motor ... "But it does....

CanoeVibes: Canoe inscriptions, religion, and faith

B & FT Online 19 Jun 2022
The smell of fish, the sounds from outboard motors and the mild waves from the ocean, paint a cinematic picture of a busy working day at Prampram’s landing beaches ... One of his colleagues who kept cranking the outboard motor in readiness for the day’s work hilariously gave one of his colleagues the middle finger ... Other canoes soon took after them ... .......

Officials: 3 juveniles hurt in boating accident in Delaware

San Francisco Chronicle 19 Jun 2022
MILLSBORO, Del ... A boat with a 75-horsepower outboard motor was pulling six juveniles on two tubes when the accident occurred, Globetti said ... No information was provided about the third juvenile ... ....

PNG elections: Female candidates want to prove parliament is not just for men

RNZ 18 Jun 2022
The 142 women running in the Papua New Guinea election are hoping to prove that the PNG parliament is no longer a male-dominated world ... Bridges - they're not very well maintained, and then you have people who travel by small outboard motors, and that is very risky, so we have got to make that safe and a bit less risky for people ... .......

How the final journey of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira ended in tragedy

The Observer 17 Jun 2022
Dom Phillips loved the Amazon and he loved the Amazon’s fish. His favourite was the tucunaré, a speckled South American peacock bass whose Indigenous name means “friend of the trees” ... Dom Phillips takes notes on a previous trip to a remote part of Brazil ... With their boat’s 40-horsepower outboard motor, it would have taken about two hours to arrive ... ....

2022 Morgan Super 3 Is Unabashedly Eccentric

Yahoo Daily News 16 Jun 2022
Photo credit. Morgan ... Don't worry, that concludes this Morgan's sensibleness. Simply categorizing the new Super 3 is a challenge ... As a motorized tricycle it has divided the world's legislators. In Europe its headlights are required to be mounted outboard like a car, as you see in the images from our drive in England ... Photo credit. Morgan ... Photo credit ... 1 ... 2....

60% of children on Lake Volta are child labourers – Challenging Heights

B & FT Online 13 Jun 2022
Among the 5 to 9-year-old child labourers, tasks such as scooping water (32%), fish processing (30%) and farming (42%) are especially high while other tasks that come with more responsibility and danger such as removing trapped nets (8%), driving outboard motors (8%), diving (14%) and mending nets (9%) are comparatively low ... Recommendations ... .......

About 60% of children on Volta Lake are child labourers – Challenging Heights

Joy Online 11 Jun 2022
Among the 5 to 9-year-old child labourers, tasks such as scooping water (32%), fish processing (30%) and farming (42%) are especially high while other tasks that come with more responsibility and danger such as removing trapped nets (8%), driving outboard motors (8%), diving (14%) and mending nets (9%) are comparatively low ... ....

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation Breaks Ground on Innovative SMART Warehouse in Newnan, Georgia

The Galveston Daily News 10 Jun 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 ......

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