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Old 26 March 2008, 15:24   #1
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Add power tilt and trim.

A have an evinrude 50 vro 1988 (i Think) it is a brilliant engine and has never let me down and is well service.
the only pain is, it not having power tilt and trim! i would really love to be able to add this, and not have to change the engine!
is this possible.....?

waiting in anticipation


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Old 26 March 2008, 20:08   #2
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It's possible. It's not ecoomically viable though unless you can find a blown engine with a working PTT system on it-and even then you're still relying on everything coming undone without shearing on a 20 year old engine that's been in sea water.
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Old 26 March 2008, 20:20   #3
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I did it on the Yam 60 I had on my last boat. Bought it for the same reasons and fitted it myself. Its a bit of a job as you have to split the mount etc but it can be done.
I paid around 250 for all the bits from a breakers.
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Old 27 March 2008, 05:54   #4
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I am looking at the same idea for my Yam.

I'll second Nos here, because I am trying to get the old tilt lock lever out (it's sheared halfway and one half has wedged itself nicely in the hole)- It would be safe to say I'm probably going to have to hacksaw & drill the old shaft out. There's an even bigger rusty pin holding the tilt assist ram in (what the PTT replaces), and it's so rusted it's staying put without the aid of the long corroded & fallen off spring clip......

Having said that if anyone knows of a siezd / blown up PTT 1980s Yam 50/55/60/70(/90?). do let me know!
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Old 27 March 2008, 07:09   #5
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I am looking at the same idea for my Yam.

Having said that if anyone knows of a siezd / blown up PTT 1980s Yam 50/55/60/70(/90?). do let me know!
Me too for my 2000 Yam 50 manual tilt/ locking pin trim ! - I don't mind the effort of dismantling an old unit and retrofitting, but the cost of buying all the bits new doesn't appeal !
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When I priced out the parts for a Honda 40, it was about $600 US (new parts from Honda.) Kind of turned me off to the idea pretty quickly.

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Old 27 March 2008, 11:27   #7
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Yeah, the prices I saw for a new Yam PTT for mine would double the value of the engine!
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