An outboard motor for boats is a development that is supposed to be a self-contained device that has an engine component, subsidiary systems and a propeller. It is designed to be mounted at the rear of the boat. The most common type of boat that you will find an outboard motor on is a smaller vessel, though there are outboard motors on sizeable sailboats to help propel them out of bays and through calm waters. As well as the ability to propel a boat, an outboard motor with the aid of outboard motor oil, is designed to help steer the vessel as well.
Hurricane Gustav is approaching New Orleans, according to the New York Times and the Associated Press. This is the first evacuation warning that the bereaved citizens of New Orleans are receiving since the internationally watched evacuation during the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. This time the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, is not taking things lightly. According to him, Hurricane Gustav will be the “storm of the century,” unrivaled by the incredible power seen in Hurricane Katrina. Although his warnings are far more extravagant than the ones issued by the National Hurricane Center, they are meant to warn jaded residents who feel like they could just ride out the storm. People are taking the warning seriously and the evacuation is taking the form of hundreds of thousand New Orleans residents leaving their homes for safer pastures. The Gulf of Mexico is responsible for producing a large percentage of US bulk oil and this production will be deeply affected by the storm.