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What Is An Outboard Motor?

An outboard motor is a self-contained propulsion unit used to power small watercraft, such as boats, dinghies, or pontoons. It is typically mounted on the transom, or rear of the boat and is designed to be easily detachable and portable. 

Outboard motors are available in different sizes and power ratings to accommodate various boat sizes and performance requirements. They can range from small portable models with lower horsepower suitable for lightweight boats, or to larger and more powerful models capable of propelling larger vessels. They can be easily mounted and removed from the boat, allowing for flexibility in storage, maintenance, and transportation. Additionally, the detachable nature of outboard motors enables them to e used on different boats or swapped between boats as needed. 

See also: Outboard Motor Harness

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