The outboard motor for rubber rafts, rigid inflatable boats or dinghies. With outboard motors, all of the components (engine, transmission, gearbox, propeller) function in one single constructed unit. Therefore, an outboard motor has the advantage over an inboard motor, due to the fact that it can be removed from the boat with little effort.
They are ideal motors for dinghies, rigid inflatable boats, and yacht tenders or they can serve as an auxiliary drive for sailboats and yachts. For the most part, these motors are internal combustion engines, which some water sports destinations stipulate against and favor electric trolling motors due to environmental reasons.
Smaller boats have only one outboarder. When using two outboarders, a motor is often associated with a left and a right hand rotation propeller. By using the opposite direction of rotation, the boat has a neutralized screw effect and improved directional stability.
Outboarders are primarily mounted on the stern of the boat, or in an engine bay close to the stern. The engine can often be pulled or tilted at an angle, so that the underwater part is not damaged during transport or landing. If outboard motors are mounted to swivel to the side, the boat can be controlled by the pivoting effect, rather than by a rudder. Therefore, most boats, which have an outboarder, don't have separate rudders.
Outboarders are manufactured for attachment to different boats with different lengths of shafts. The length of these units range between normal or short shaft (15") and long-shaft (20").The required shaft length is entirely dependent on the height of the stern. When attaching an outboard motor to a boat without a matching stern length, the handling characteristics of the boat deteriorate.
Smaller outboarders are often equipped with a recoil starter and steering tiller, with which the motor is rotated in its bracket, around its vertical axis according to either port or starboard. A small integrated tank is usually located in the motor housing, it can also be connected to separate outboard tanks, which are often equipped with a level indicator and a reserve fuel chamber.
Stronger outboarders feature electric starters, most come with loading devices for the starter battery and the supply of electricity being consumed on board.
With a special trimming device, the engine can be optimally adjusted to the specific water situation around the transverse axis.
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