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Old 10 February 2015, 09:03   #1
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to raise or not to raise..............

that is the question!

I have a problem with the boat leaning to the port while underway, i have managed to get rid of a good chunk of it by adjusting the trim tab, which is probably not the way to fix this.

The outboard is close to where it needs to be i would suggest, my dad says leave it but i think it needs to go up a hole......opinions gents based on the vast experience on here.

next time i'm out i'll hang a gopro on the back and see how wet the cav plate is, but in mean time just curious as to your own thoughts as never had to move one before.

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Old 10 February 2015, 09:51   #2
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Its always little boat and prop specific but lifting an inch(possible little more) is what i would do as an starting point.
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Old 10 February 2015, 10:21   #3
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if it was a small outboard i'd just move it and try it, but i need to book it in with local outboard shop and get the job done as i don't have the tools do lift it.

boat is a ribcraft 6.8 and engine a sooz 200hp. the engine revs out to 5800rpm with 3 up so probably in the ball park there too.

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Old 10 February 2015, 10:21   #4
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Its always little boat and prop specific but lifting an inch(possible little more) is what i would do as an starting point.

Yep me too at least 2" I think would be better
The other thing I would do as a fellow RC owner is to drop jace an email asking his advice as they fit them every day.
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Old 10 February 2015, 10:33   #5
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TBH before moving a heavy lump i'd look more at the load distribution of "Stuff"(spare fuel can, battery(s) anchor, Fat boys packed lunch if your like me, water in hull etc)
this is going to be cheaper and faster, see This Post.
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to raise or not to raise..............

If the boat is on a trailer with a bog standard jockey wheel, lifting the engine is a doddle & takes an hour at the most. Lower the jockey wheel so that the boat is bow down, lower the engine & place a lump of wood under the skeg, wind down the jockey wheel until the skeg is firmly on the wood & remove the 2 mounting bolts that pass through the non-slotted holes on the engine saddle. Loosen the bolts in the slotted holes but don't remove them. You can now raise or lower the jockey wheel & the transom will raise/lower whilst the engine stays stationary. Re-fit the locking bolts & voilà.
Ps, don't forget to reseal the bolts.

.....sh1t happens.......
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TBH before moving a heavy lump i'd look more at the load distribution of "Stuff"(spare fuel can, battery(s) anchor, Fat boys packed lunch if your like me, water in hull etc)
this is going to be cheaper and faster, see This Post.
there is nothing on the boat, it is 100% an engine related issue unfortunately.

I'll drop Jason an email and see what they say, worth a go.

Pikey- can you tell me more about moving the engine? i didn't realise there was slotted holes or i wouldn't have any qualms about doing this.

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Engine height might not be the problem
Have you offset the engine correctly ?
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the engine is offset probably in the region of 1-2", it came from ribcraft this way so i assume it is enough.

not the best pics but you get idea.

Pikey...no slots buddy so outboard shop it is i guess.

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If I had fitted this I would say its needs lifting 1 hole,,

But surely ribcraft no there set up with this engine better than any one,,
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