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Old 19 January 2016, 17:23   #1
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DF140 Trim rams

Hello all.

With Christmas out the way a chaps thoughts return to boats!

I want to use Nugents method of supporting the engine while towing by getting some keel rollers to put over the trim rams. For this I need to know roughly what the diameter of the rams is so i buy them with the right bore.

Could anyone who has a DF140 sat on the driveway (rather than 3 hours away like mine) do me a massive favour and give me a rough measurement?

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Old 19 January 2016, 17:25   #2
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Hello all.

With Christmas out the way a chaps thoughts return to boats!

I want to use Nugents method of supporting the engine while towing by getting some keel rollers to put over the trim rams. For this I need to know roughly what the diameter of the rams is so i buy them with the right bore.

Could anyone who has a DF140 sat on the driveway (rather than 3 hours away like mine) do me a massive favour and give me a rough measurement?

Cheers

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Old 19 January 2016, 18:58   #3
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If no one has given you the answer by the weekend, i'll go and measure off mine. Might even make some for myself.
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Old 20 January 2016, 02:43   #4
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Off the top of my head, about 18mm dia. I'm stuck in the West BadlandsMidlands at the mo, but can get an exact measurement on Friday. I looked at the "tube" solution but didn't like how it sat on the cylinders. Here's my solution.Click image for larger version

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Old 20 January 2016, 03:14   #5
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Off the top of my head, about 18mm dia. I'm stuck in the West BadlandsMidlands at the mo, but can get an exact measurement on Friday. I looked at the "tube" solution but didn't like how it sat on the cylinders. Here's my solution.Attachment 110423Attachment 110424
How do you mean you didn't like how it sat? Was it putting undue stress on anything in particular? What's you solution made out of?
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How do you mean you didn't like how it sat? Was it putting undue stress on anything in particular? What's you solution made out of?

The tubes put the weight of the engine on the cylinder end caps & didn't sit "comfortably" on the under side of the engine. It might just be me being finicky. My alternative is made from UHMWPE, it puts the weight where it's supposed to go. It's basically a glorified replacement for the good old lump of wood.
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Have you made one as well Mick? Or are you talking about the lump of wood option?
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dan have a look at
M-y wedge on e-bay ship in from USA no extra charges around 30 theres a site specs for suzuki outboards looks to be two sorts nylon block with a slot in clips round the ram shaft another not sure about looks like it fixes to transom bracket back to the motor in the up position might be a small shockabsorber not gone into it never used one on mine just left on hydraulics with no probs.

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