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Old 30 March 2008, 06:45   #11
Country: Other
Town: Gran Canaria
Boat name: Amigos Dos
Make: Lomac
Length: 8m +
Engine: Mercury Optimax 250
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Hello again.

Does anyone have an English cop of the user manual and could tell me what the position of the engine should be whilst not in use ??

I have driving ribs with outboards for more than 20 years and have always been taught and no for sure that the engine should be tilted up whilst not in use (as long as it is not in freezing water). But my dealer is telling me that the New Optimas's should be tilt down so it is in the water at all time !!

This seems bizarre to me and all i can think about the the damage to the lower unit with the salt water !!

I have the user manual in Spanish and although my Spanish is very good, i can not find any reference, to it needing to be kept in the tilted down position.

Tell me Mercury would not design and engine which has to be kept in the water at all time ??

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Old 31 March 2008, 03:59   #12
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Downloaded a copy for my Opti from the US Mercury Marine website.


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