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Old 20 February 2002, 18:23   #1
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Retro-fitting power tilt/trim

Hi folks,
After I had a not to nice experience at the weekend, I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to retro fit power tilt/trim onto an engine? And if yes, any ideas where I could get the hardware from??
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Old 21 February 2002, 03:26   #2
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Not sure about Mariners, but I have a Suzuki 40 HP which has Power Tilt, but not Trim. I did enquire if it were possible to add Power Trim, but was informed this is not possible.

As I said this may not be the case with Mariner.

However, I agree with you - PTT is invaluable!
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Old 21 February 2002, 16:26   #3
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Andy, buy a big dry bag for your kit and put it in the bow for head seas and in the stern for following ones. It is a lot cheaper and does the same thing on a short hull.
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Your other bits will be with you early next week, home or work?

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Old 21 February 2002, 18:01   #4
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Andy,

You could try asking the question in the Technical Forum at http://www.marinepower.com/. Click on Products/Tech Forum/New Topic. You will be answered by one of their technicians.

I have found them very helpful with a couple of questions I had
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It really depends on what age of engine you have.

I have looked into this before on several engines and certainly wouldn’t recommend it as would cost a fortune in time and parts.
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Thanks...

Thanks for the feedback folks.
Alan: Problem was not weight distribution needing triming for. More that (1) I have no shallow drive
and (2) was in a nasty position recently (by myself as crew were trying to recover sailing dinghies, trying to hold boat into big breaking waves, could have started engine from in the water and jumped in boat, but it was locked up and by the time I could have lowered it, I would have been on the beach). You can send other bits to either address!!
Ribald: Have posted a question, thanks!
Jace: Cheers. Found parts in the US, but not in UK. Will have to wait to see what marinepower suggest.

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