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Old 22 April 2012, 02:49   #1
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Transporting a large outboard

Due to remove the 75hp today to transport it. Is it alright to lay it down? Its a 75hp 2 stroke with oil injection. Always transported smaller outboards in the car with no worries but due to the size of a 75 never thought about it. Removing it to service and fit to my other RIB.

apart from the imminent hernia any other advice
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Old 22 April 2012, 05:22   #2
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Keep the leg slightly lower than the powerhead, and pad the skeg or it'll go through things.

Cowlings are easily damaged when sliding in and out so put sheets down.
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Old 22 April 2012, 08:27   #3
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Bring a bit of ply wood or board with you to act as a ramp to slide it into the car. It will likely leak 2 stroke everywhere so I used dust covers and they soaked it all up, car would have been a mess if I had not.
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Would be worth siphoning off the 2-stroke oil as the filler cap invariably leaks, as it wasn't designed to be on its side. The more people to help load and unload the better. I did the same with my Twatsoo (115kg) and it was just the two of us. I'd take off the cowl if you don't want to risk scratching it.
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Old 22 April 2012, 13:28   #5
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Successfully moved all tips taken onboard used an old beanbag to keep the head higher and laid it 2 stroke oil side up.. heavy beast!

Just the 2 of us but we managed it. Thanks
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