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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Yamaha Motor Records Slight Decrease in 2019 Consolidated Sales

The Marshall News Messenger 12 Feb 2020
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd ... Marine business net sales rose 2.0% thanks to an increase in outboard motor, water vehicle and sports boat sales in North America and Europe ... For 2021, Yamaha Motor forecasts a 5.7% increase in net sales to 1,760.0 billion yen, with operating income expected to grow 6.6% to 123.0 billion yen ... About Yamaha Motor....

McCarthy, Edward J.

Atlantic City 26 Feb 2020
... the family business, McCarthy's Outboards, then only 20 years old. Ed took that small gas station business and over the years, with the help of his son Larry, turned it into a successful boat and outboard motor sales and service, expanding the building twice to allow for growth....

Julián: facing the road that destroys his part of the Amazon

Open Democracy 26 Feb 2020
The struggle of this Achuar leader against extractivism and the advancement of infrastructure toward the jungle faces the contradictions between progress and preservation ... ... If they come from upstream, in addition to the passenger, they need to bring down fuel supplies, an essential source for electricity generators, water pumps or outboard motors ... ... ....

College anglers converge on area to battle for national title

Daily Commercial 25 Feb 2020
The three-day national championship, which begins Wednesday and runs through Friday, features 162 fishing clubs from various colleges vying on area waterways for a $30,0000 prize package, including a new boat with a 115-horsepower outboard motor ... ....

US Navy selects Superior's Lake Assault to build up to 119 boats

Duluth News Tribune 24 Feb 2020
Navy ... If it produces all 119 boats, the contract will be worth up to $56 million ... The 33-foot-long boats with 10-foot beams will be powered by twin 225-horsepower outboard motors and will feature four weapon mounts capable of handling .50 caliber machine guns ... armed forces worldwide ... WISCONSIN ... ....

March calendar filled for sportsmen of all ages

The Advocate 23 Feb 2020
There’s enough here for everyone.. • The annual Baton Rouge’s Ducks Unlimited chapter sponsor banquet comes up March 5 at the Renaissance Hotel on Bluebonnet Drive ... There are age-group division in several categories along with the Battle for the Bass student fishing tournament and Boats (no outboards nor motors) on the Bayou on Bayou St ... ....

Mojo in a Lot of Mornings: Radio show hits 20 years

Detroit news 21 Feb 2020
The first time Mojo met Dick Purtan was at Costco. He was holding down Purtan’s old shift on one of Purtan’s old stations, and he'll tell you he was awestruck as he introduced himself to a Detroit radio legend. “You're fat,” Purtan said ... One woman managed to thrash her family's boat to the point that the outboard motor sank to the bottom of a lake....

Man to walk tightrope over active volcano

The Independent 20 Feb 2020
Hammond turns a 1983 Volkswagen T3 campervan into a houseboat, May converts a 1962 Triumph Herald into a sailboat and Clarkson attaches an outboard motor to a 1989 Hilux, a vehicle he appeared to take particular relish in torturing....

Staying positive — and active — during the cold and bleak of February

Olean Times Herald 19 Feb 2020
But if you’re in the woods in the spring — particularly around conifer trees or quaking aspens — you may have heard what sounds like an outboard motor starting up ... the grouse’s feathers creates a low frequency thumping sound that has been likened to the sound of an outboard....

CANDIDATE Q&A: Stephanie Dunn running to become next county tax assessor-collector

Mineral Wells Index 19 Feb 2020
By statute, the office is an agent of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The Tax Assessor’s Office processes motor vehicle titles, transfers, registrations, renewals and licenses. As an agent of the Texas Parks & Wildlife, the office processes certificates of boat titles and registrations and outboard motor titles....

Bad boating memories keep writer off iffy ice

The Herald Palladium 15 Feb 2020
Walls of water rise up behind the 25-horse outboard ... As I gun the tiller motor to get over the first giant wave, he scurries back and curls around my feet and looks at me with a mixture of wonder and terror ... motor into the Port where Ron and Commander Barger are already fishing....

Sharrow Propeller™ Wins Coveted Miami International Boat Show “Innovation Award”

The Marshall News Messenger 14 Feb 2020
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2020-- ... They are custom CNC machined to perfection and specifically designed for high-performance on sterndrives and outboard motors ... The Sharrow Propeller™ is currently available in aluminum and stainless - steel and will fit most outboards and sterndrives between 100HP-450HP. The propeller can be purchased at ... SOURCE....