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Old 05 February 2016, 12:38   #11
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Old 11 February 2016, 12:09   #12
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I was trailering my boat last season on a poor enough road using the engine tilt lock on the engine and when I got home I found that it had completely sheared off on one side due to the repeated bouncing. I contacted Suzuki and they informed me that the tilt lock is only for use when a boat is in storage or when on a mooring to keep the engine up and is not designed to take the forces during trailering.

I bought a "M-Y Wedge" at the end of last season, it looks like it will work well but I haven't tested it out yet.
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Old 12 February 2016, 02:47   #13
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But EVINRUDE manual states:

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Trailering Bracket
The outboard is designed to be trailered in a
vertical position or tilted, using the trailering
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I did more than 5000 km in 2015 with boat on trailer uses "trailering bracket".
Not any problem at all. Do you think that "m-y wedge" give me better protection ?
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I always use one. Its not alot of money and it can help to reduce engine stress on the ram seems like a no brainer if your risk averse
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But EVINRUDE manual states:



I did more than 5000 km in 2015 with boat on trailer uses "trailering bracket".
Not any problem at all. Do you think that "m-y wedge" give me better protection ?

Afaik, OMC/BRP engines were the only ones with a "proper" trailering bracket. Until I got a Suzuki I assumed all engines had such a device. Suddenly I was faced with wedging a lump of timber into a 10000 engine, which tbh I thought was sh1te. So necessity being the mother of invention.....Click image for larger version

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In addition to having an electric trim mounted to the engine, the OMC/BRP motors also have both a trailer bracket (blue arrow) to take the load off the hydraulics when trailering, and a trim bracket (red arrow) to serve the same purpose when tilted.
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