Question about manual tilting Suzuki DF140
I tilted my DF140 up to flush it and now I can not tilt it down. The boat is on a lift.
The owner's manual has a procedure for tilting it down manually. It also has a warning to ensure you are able to support the motor because it is very heavy.
Is it going to come crashing down as soon as I turn the manual release screw? Since I am by myself I don't see how I can support it at the time I am turning the manual release screw.
Would it make sense to set the tilt lever to stop it from coming down? I'm reluctant to do that because I don't see how I will be able to release the tilt lever if the weight of the motor is on it.
I need to lower it because freezing weather is a day away and I understand it needs to be upright in order to drain properly.
Thanks in advance for any advice.