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Johnson JH-20 3 HP Outboard Motor 1965 Short Shaft
NEW 3.5HP OUTBOARD MOTOR BOAT ENGINE UPDATED WITH 2 STROKE WATER COOLED
Refurbished 3.5HP 2 Stroke Water Cool Outboard Motor Lake Fishing Boat Engine
VINTAGE EVINRUDE ZEPHYR OUTBOARD MOTOR - ONE OWNER - 1940"s?
VINTAGE 1959-60'S EVINRUDE LARK 35 HP OUTBOARD BOAT MOTOR
YAMAHA OUTBOARD MOTOR .. DIGITAL MULTIFUNCTION SPEEDOMETER GAUGE
Outboard engines on boats where developed as a self-contained unit with engine systems and a propeller. It is mounted at the stern or rear of the boat and is the most common way to propel small boats. It provides steering controls and is designed to pivot and control the orientation of the propeller.
Acting as a rudder rather the propeller provides power; the transmission leg stays in the water. When boats are about to enter shallow water or be taken off the water, the outboard motor should be tipped forward over the mount so that you can elevate the propeller and take the transmission shaft out of water. This will avoid getting too much seaweed or hitting rocks that could possibly damage the boat's motor.
As for the history of outboard engines, a Norwegian-American inventor named Ole Evinrude in 1909 created the first outboard motor. Most outboards have two-stroke cycle engines because they are so simple and have reliability. They are also low cost and have high power-to-weight ratios. It is important that you watch the weight, especially weight that is near the stern. Boats will impede their handling if you don't pay attention to the distribution of weight in the boat.
The two-stoke cycle engine has high emissions and causes some environmental concerns that have added cost to the development of the technology. That is why some people tend to go to the four-stroke cycle outboard motor. It has meet all expectations based on emissions standards and fuel. It costs less for these motors and to run them. However, weight issues are more important in a four-stroke cycle so you have to pay attention to what's in the boat and where.
Some of the companies that make outboard motors are Mercury, Briggs and Stratton, Evinrude, Johnson, Honda, Yamaha, Mariner, Nissan, Suzki, OMC and there are other smaller and less known companies that make outboard motors. You can purchase an outboard motor online at varies sites and you can purchase parts for most brands if that is necessary. There are over a hundred different dealers that are located online that guarantee you an outboard motor that will work for your boat and that will add some quality to your boating or fishing trips.
Many people who have a boat that has outboard motor uses, it to fish on a lake. Since most boats have to be small to have an outboard motor, it is not used to often for boating. They are nice to have instead of having to paddle, but you should always have paddles located onboard because your motor may overheat or stop running. Instead of getting stuck on the lake, it's best to have a back up plan even if your motor has consistently shown durability and use.