yesterday decided to go out in the cold weather and when boarding the boat i tried to trim the outboard in fully before starting the engine, but the engine wouldnt move. i thought initially it might be a low battery but because enough of the leg was in the water i decided to see if the engine would turn over. Well it started first turn, and when i tried the trim again and it was fine. i thought because of the freezing weather we've been having this might have caused the initial problem.
anyway drove the boat around for an hour then went and had lunch in Cowes. went back out again, going along nicely, had her trimmed right out in the near flat water and then it got stuck again. played around with switching the engine on and off, and then the battery but still nothing. so set off again fully trimmed out and eventually started working again. Played around for another 30 minutes or so making lots and lots of trim adjustment and then it stopped functioning again, and this time wouldnt work again.
Any suggestions? the engine is an opti 225hp and neither the helm trim or the switch on the engine would work, and i couldn't hear any motors or noise from the engine either.
anyone here had similar problems. could it be connections, relays etc?