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 end of a boating era? Evinrude outboard motors will no longer be manufactured

Herald Tribune 02 Jun 2020
One of the world's leaders in outboard motor manufacturing will no longer exist.Evinrude ......
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‘It’s very, very bad’: The day 21 tornadoes hit Pa. 35 years ago and killed ...

Penn Live 31 May 2020
Paul Markowski was 10 years old and in the fifth grade living in Camp Hill in 1985 ... On the evening of May 31, 1985, Markowski was watching TV ... By the next morning, however, the carnage was widely known throughout the state and country ... (Photo provided by Markowski) ... There was debris 100 feet in the air – houses, trees, poles, even outboard motors.” ... ....
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Legacy outboard motor brand Evinrude is discontinued

Post Bulletin 29 May 2020
VALCOURT, Quebec -- One of the best-known brands of outboard boat motors has been discontinued, with the company saying it fell victim to COVID-19 ... "Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately....
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Arkadelphia boat plant to close

Arkansas Online 29 May 2020
The closing of the factory, known for its production of flat-bottom aluminum jon boats, was a tie-in to the decision by its owner, BRP of Valcourt, Quebec, to halt production of Evinrude outboard motors ... It said Wednesday that it has signed a deal with Mercury Marine, based in Mettawa, Ill., for production of outboard motors....
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BRP says it will no longer make Evinrude outboard boat engines, citing impact from coronavirus

Penn Live 28 May 2020
Canadian company BRP has announced it will stop making the Evinrude outboard boat engines ... Company president and CEO José Boisjoli said, “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately....
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Arkadelphia factory to shut after 46 years; 90 workers to lose jobs

Arkansas Online 28 May 2020
Alumacraft Boat Co ... The closing of the factory, known for its production of flat-bottom aluminum boats, was an offshoot of the decision by its owner, BRP of Valcourt, Quebec, to halt production of two Evinrude outboard motors. BRP announced that decision affecting its Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard motors Wednesday afternoon ... ....
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Sea-Doo Maker BRP Rushes to Meet Rising Demand After Shutdown

Canada Dot Com 28 May 2020
(Bloomberg) — Sea-Doo maker BRP Inc. halted production at factories from Australia to Mexico during the coronavirus lockdown ... The Valcourt, Quebec-based company was forced to scale back investment plans and said it would end its unprofitable production of outboard motors for boats, laying off 650 people in the U.S ... Read more ... The U.S ...  ....
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Daily Advance 28 May 2020
Elizabeth City police say the Taco Bell in the 300 block of Ehringhaus Street wasn’t the intended target of a bullet that struck and broke a front window in the restaurant Saturday evening ... but no injuries were reported, Sgt ... The force of the impact damaged the marina building and knocked a couple of outboard motors off the wall and onto a floor ... ....
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BRP Advances Marine Strategy by Focusing on Boats and New Technologies

Tyler Morning Telegraph 27 May 2020
We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines ... “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately ... Discontinuing outboard engine business and signing an ......
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WATCH: This is the perfect mode of transport in a post coronavirus world

Independent online (SA) 27 May 2020
Fancy a trip somewhere where you can take in nature and social distance at the same time? Well, Latvian studio zeltini created something that will make travel fun again, and something that would stick to the social distancing rules set ... The company encourages "a weekend getaway deep in nature” ... 250W x 2 electric motor hubs & electric outboard engine....
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8 rescued after boat sinks in west-central Minnesota lake

San Francisco Chronicle 26 May 2020
WILLMAR, Minn ... Sunday of a submerged boat ... The outboard motor tore off from the transom. The motor and a portion of the boat fell into the lake, according to the sheriff’s office ... ....
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4 Adults, 4 Kids Rescued After Speedboat Capsizes On Big Kandiyohi Lake

CBS Sports 26 May 2020
WILLMAR, Minn ... The outboard motor tore off from the transom, and the motor and part of the boat fell into the lake ...Copyright 2020 The Associated Press....
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Myers: Border closure just the latest historic challenge in reaching Minnesota's Northwest Angle and islands

Grand Forks Herald 23 May 2020
FLAG ISLAND, Minn. -- You don’t get to the Minnesota islands in Lake of the Woods by accident ... Outboard motors of 250 horsepower or larger have cut the duration of the trip in half, while cell phones (if you have the brand that gets a signal in the islands) and GPS navigation have eliminated many of the unknowns ... ....
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