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Old 18 April 2012, 09:08   #1
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Merc trim sender

Either I'm being really stoopid, Merc have put this sender on the strangest sheet of the Microfiche, or there were a whole bunch of Mercs never had one.

Following the PT upgrade, and a chance trim gauge find on the Bits'n'pieces section, I am planning to fit a trim gauge.

I have the clamp / swivel seen on this microfiche, and no amount of trawling forwards or backwards in time shows a sender, either here, or on the PT or electrical sheets.

So, my Q - is this style of bracket one that never carried a trim sender? if so I may have to get creative, but it looks like the mounts for the manual tilt latch might also double as the trim sender mounts when I look at more modern clamps.

Can anyone shed any light?
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Old 18 April 2012, 09:15   #2
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Well... My '93 Mariner 50 with PTT didn't have one. It's a later motor, but it's the same bar 10hp as the 60hp, as the 50/60 Clamshell is.
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Not sure if they ever had them fitted on that model, cant find it on the epc or the accessories book either.
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Old 19 April 2012, 03:42   #4
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I had the nagging feeling that might be the case. Thanks Turbo, if the official paperwork doesn't show it I guess it never had one.

Looks like it's time to get creative...
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Old 19 April 2012, 06:53   #5
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My Mercury 40 HP PT year 2000 never had a sender fitted but i managed to source one from America a lot cheaper than over here
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Jonny,

does yours have this style of clamp bracket? If so, what flavour of sender did you use?

(part number or description)
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My trim sender fits up inside the top left corner looking from the back but my bracket is different to that one
I just got a price and part no from a Mercury dealer then did a Search and found new ones for sale on Ebay .com
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Thanks, I had the feeling your bracket was different. The fact I haven't been able to find a microfiche with that combination of clamp and a sender is the reason I asked.



Two high level plans at the moment - One is to knock up a bracket to put a sender in the conventional location, the other (and this is where Clamshell has it's advantages) is to mount same under the hood (plenty of botls to hold a bracket on) and use a length of stainless rod to actuate against the clamp through a gap in the bottom of the cowl.

First will likely be easier & neater, second gets the switch out the spray, which form what I've been reading is probably a good thing!
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Thanks, I had the feeling your bracket was different. The fact I haven't been able to find a microfiche with that combination of clamp and a sender is the reason I asked.



Two high level plans at the moment - One is to knock up a bracket to put a sender in the conventional location, the other (and this is where Clamshell has it's advantages) is to mount same under the hood (plenty of botls to hold a bracket on) and use a length of stainless rod to actuate against the clamp through a gap in the bottom of the cowl.

First will likely be easier & neater, second gets the switch out the spray, which form what I've been reading is probably a good thing!
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