Glossary of Boating Terms

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outboard bracket

Support device for mounting outboard engines that extends aft of the transom.

outboard motor

Internal combustion engine mounted at the transom that incorporates motor, driveshaft and propeller.

outdrive

The lower unit of a stern-drive motor that houses the drive gears and to which the propeller fastens.

outrigger

Poles designed to spread out fishing lines and keep them from tangling while trolling.

overboard

Over the side of a boat and into the water.