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Old 10-14-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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Whats wrong with this picture??

I was just looking around and saw this pic.... do you see what is wrong with it??

Don't look at other's responses until you find it...


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Damn that's a powerful motor...
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Not seeing it, how about a hint?
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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How can the motor propel the boat through the water if the propeller is up in the air?

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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Ah, the brilliance of photoshop work done by non-motorboat enthusiasts!
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:39 AM   #6
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I'm seeing nothing; I need a hint also.
There are two motors and one isn't in the water?
They forgot their fishing poles?
The owner isn't LBHM by owning the boat? (I don't know how to tell this from the picture)
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OK...


Took a look at other pics and found the answer... they have two motors on the back!! One a smalller one, that is out of the water and makes it look like the boat is going without a motor... the other the one that is moving the boat... but, it looks like a strange pic to me at first glance...



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I'm seeing nothing; I need a hint also.
There are two motors and one isn't in the water?
Looking closely I think SunsetSail is right -- it's just hard to see the background motor which appears to be down in of the water (the motor in the foreground mostly blocks it from view).

Reminds me of those old fashioned entertainment books - how many errors can you find in this drawing?
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Nothing is wrong with the picture.

Maybe the way it is viewed?

Looks like the boat has a small supplemental outboard may be used for trolling or in the harbor for quiet and no wake generation. It is out of the water while the large engine is powering the boat. These small engines are very common on sail boats, don't usually see them on speedboats.
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I was just looking around and saw this pic.... do you see what is wrong with it??

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Well I see two outboard motors, with the smaller out of the water. Not sure what is wrong? The smaller, I assume, is a trolling motor.

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Nothing is wrong with the picture.

Maybe the way it is viewed?

Looks like the boat has a small supplemental outboard may be used for trolling or in the harbor for quiet and no wake generation. It is out of the water while the large engine is powering the boat. These small engines are very common on sail boats, don't usually see them on speedboats.
Actually - these smaller trolling motors are quite common on fishing boats.
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Looking closely I think SunsetSail is right -- it's just hard to see the background motor which appears to be down in of the water (the motor in the foreground mostly blocks it from view).

Reminds me of those old fashioned entertainment books - how many errors can you find in this drawing?

Just thought it looked strange at first glance... and since there is no option for that second motor hanging on the back... I did not think of that...


I guess some people have better eyes than me (well, almost everybody does as I have high prescription)....
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Actually - these smaller trolling motors are quite common on fishing boats.

They have a small trolling motor in the front... I have not seen two gas motors on the back before where one was big and the other small...
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They have a small trolling motor in the front... I have not seen two gas motors on the back before where one was big and the other small...
That's true, I usually see the trolling motor on the front. But that's just what I assumed the smaller motor was.
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Oh...I thought something was wrong with this pic because there aren't any bikini clad girls in the boat nor is a beer cooler visible...
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Oh...I thought something was wrong with this pic because there aren't any bikini clad girls in the boat nor is a beer cooler visible...
Well, that was going to be my second guess.

I actually thought it was one of those boats where the engine is rigged with a strong rope to pull the prop out of the water when approaching very shallow areas.
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How can the motor propel the boat through the water if the propeller is up in the air?

One is the running motor, the other is a trolling motor. Probably 85% of boats that go fishing are rigged like this. The small motor is also a get-home emergency feature, if they keep the gas cans and lines separate.

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They have a small trolling motor in the front... I have not seen two gas motors on the back before where one was big and the other small...
You won't see this in rough water like the Straits of Juan de Fuca, or anyplace really where the boats can't just run home if the wind kicks up.

Aren't those little electic motors that are hung off the front used mostly on john boats?

(Which is not a boat full of guys heading out for a paid party. Craft in that employment are called yachts. )
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The smaller motor on the back is called a "kicker", it has two functions:
1)Allow the boat to be propeled if the "big motor" quits.
2)Used for trolling so you don't foul the plugs on the "big motor"

When my dad had a salmon boat on Lake Michigan, our "kicker" was 60hp!!
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