People use the watercrafts for transportation in water. These are engines that are put in boats to ease in its movements. Outboard motors are not only useful in the propulsion of the machine but also used as the steering device for the watercraft. Outboard Motor is created as three in one such that they contain the engine the gearbox and the propeller. When The motor is not working a skeg is used to stop the water boat6 or for propelling the vessel. Outboard motors are made in such a way that they are easily portable to one boat to another. This makes easy for the owner to remove and store them when they are not in use. People using it find it very efficient because of its ability to tilt and evade the rocks in the water and also rough places. It is a characteristic that also assists in the relocation of a boat using a trailer.
Many kinds of engines have been made since the discovery of the machine. The kind of engine fixed in a boat depends on the size of the boat and the weight the boat is supposed to carry. There are big engines made for big boats especially the ones over 18 feet long. Engines are fixed to the boat by the use of clumps especially small engines for the small boats. When one has enough fuel the boats can go for long distances with the outboard motors. Weight carried by boat and the weight of the boat re the determining factors of the kind of motor to be fixed in a boat.
Outboard engines are a product of young engineers in the universities. The idea was well taken by the market as it brought about diversity and broke monotony of the fixed engines. From the discovery of the first engine became successful, several other engines have been created from the idea. Different models of the engines have been created for purposes of improvement. Watercrafts can now enjoy different machines that have been made as engines to suit them.
Two strokes engines have since been created from the initial for strokes engines. Two strokes engine are very efficient in saving of the fuel used by the boats. The engines are however not environmentally friendly due to the semi combustion of the fuel used.
The person who invented the engine is regarded by many as the designer of the earliest workable and sealable outboards. Good money was collected through the sale of the machines. It became a rescue to many people who have always wanted to have simpler engines for their watercrafts. Outboard motors help in saving of the fuel.