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 three Rs: More than elementary for south Louisiana

The Advocate 18 Apr 2021
The rain has stopped! Thank the Lord! ... Rain. Runoff. Red. As in red snapper. Let’s take first things first, rain and runoff ... Don’t do anything foolish. Flood waters will continue to be a problem for the next several days.False River is closed to outboard motor traffic. You can use electric trolling motors from the launches, but don’t crank the big engine ... ....

John Max Scheurer, Jr.

Richland Source 16 Apr 2021
John Max Scheurer, Jr. 80, of Mansfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. John was born on July 19, 1940, in Mansfield to the late Margaret (Hassinger) and John M. Scheurer, Sr ... His hobbies included collecting and restoring antique boats and outboard motors ... ....

Area Fishing Report: Good catches after inclement weather clears

The Gainesville Sun 16 Apr 2021
The cause was worthy, the turnout again stellar. Everyone enthusiastically supported the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Association Fishing Tournament held last Saturday at Sandy Point on the Santa Fe River ... Their total catch weighed 13.36 ... She battled the fish around rocks and mangroves, and guided it past the outboard and trolling motors ... Facebook....

County board approves purchase of sheriff's department marine patrol boat motor

Cheyboygan Daily Tribune 15 Apr 2021
At the April 13 Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved a purchase by the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol of a new outboard motor for its boat ... Clarmont said during the 2020 Operation Stonegarden Grant, the outboard motor being used on one of the boats stopped working....

Consume fish but be vigilant – Hawa Koomson urges

B & FT Online 15 Apr 2021
Some of the issues raised by stakeholders in the sector include illegal fishing, lack of credit facilities, limited outboard motor distribution, lack of or expensive storage facilities, high cost of electricity, unavailability of pre-mix fuel, struggles to repair canoes, ......

Fisheries minister to artisanal fishers: Form strong working relationships

Graphic 12 Apr 2021
Mrs Koomson made the call at a meeting with players in the fishery sector in the Greater Accra Region at the Tema Landing Beach last Friday ... Contributions ... Concerns ... She assured the stakeholders of the ministry’s determination to ensure there was transparency, accountability and equity in the distribution of outboard motors and premixed fuel ... ....

Camdenton angler wins Toyota Series Major League Fishing event on Oklahoma's Grand Lake

Lake Sun Leader 12 Apr 2021
1st ... 2nd ... 3rd ... Felton took home the top prize package of a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard motor ... Derek Felton of Thayer, Mo., 14 bass, 37-6, Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat w/115-hp outboard ... The winning Strike King co-angler at the championship earns a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard....

Fulton County Clerk of Courts March report

The Crescent News 10 Apr 2021
... 31 (23); buses, 0 (0); off-road vehicles, 59 (60); watercraft, 21 (6); outboard motors, 5 (4); other, 16 (4), with a total of fees collected being $1,166,140.98 ($586,286.58)....

Maine group spins ice carousel they hope is a world record

Herald-Standard 10 Apr 2021
The Northern Maine Ice Busters, using outboard motors and a potato harvester blower motor modified with a 24-inch (61-centimeter brass propeller successfully spun a disc of ice with a diameter of 1,234 feet (376 meters) one full revolution on Long ......

Maine recaptures World Championship Ice Carousel record

Bangor Daily News 10 Apr 2021
ST ... Agatha plumber Roger Morneault ... Today the group of ice carousel enthusiasts used outboard motors and a potato harvester blower motor Morneault modified with a 24-inch brass propeller to successfully spin the carousel one full revolution, enough to bring the world record title back to Maine ... The World Ice Carousel Association monitors the events....

Chattanooga mall owner CBL promotes local businesses at malls and other business news

Times Free Press 06 Apr 2021
CBL promotes local businesses at malls ... Yellen urges global minimum tax rate ... She singled out China, saying the U.S ... U.S ... Yamaha Motor Corp. has donated a 115-horsepower outboard engine to Chattanooga State's Motorcycle and Marine Service Program as part of Yamaha's ongoing support for the Chattanooga State as a Yamaha Tech School Partners since 2016 ... ....

Scrapbook 1982: Ever Had a Ride on a Drunken Camel? Then Try Flying the Goodyear Blimp

The Daily Gazette 05 Apr 2021
PHOTOGRAPHER. Steven Cook. The Goodyear blimp over General Electric in Schenectady Aug. 1, 1982. Right. Pilot Pat Henry with Gazette reporter Carl Strock. Shares0. Facebook. Tweet. Email ... Aug. 2, 1982 ... In fact, it’s not like riding anything else in the world, except maybe a drunken camel with an outboard motor on it and a great big balloon overhead ... ....

Rāhui in place over Taieri Mouth after child dies in boat capsizing

TVNZ 04 Apr 2021
A rāhui is in place at the size of a boat capsizing just south of Dunedin, which claimed the life of a child, as an investigation continues ... The small boat with an outboard motor flipped as it was attempting to cross the bar and initially couldn't be found ... ....