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Motor Well


When an outboard motor is mounted on the transom, a motor well is a box-like structure in front of the motor that catches water that may wash over the outboard cut-out and allows it to drain over the transom and not into the boat. When a motor is mounted in front of the transom, motor well refers to a box-like structure that surrounds a hole in the bottom of the boat. The well usually allows the motor to tilt up, frequently through a cut-out in the transom. This type of motor well allows the handling of nets or fishing lines over the transom without having to work around the motor.
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