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Old 18 April 2015, 15:11   #11
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I just sit mine (old boat and new) on the stand thingy that is attached to the saddle (main and aux). Never had a problem, even on our roads.
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Old 19 April 2015, 11:46   #12
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I've had two nylatron rods turned to about 50mm in diameter with a 19mm hole bored half way down their length (just longer than the exposed length of the trim rams.) and with the last 20mm turned down to 30mm. With the engine fully tilted I slide these over the trim rams then lower the engine until it bottoms on the rods. You just get then made to the length that suits the angle you want the engine to rest at. Then I put a ratchet strap from the tilt pin holes round the gearbox to hold it down. I've had wooden blocks fall out before, the manufactures latch doesn't inspire confidence and I've seen leaking seals cause the engine to progressively drop over time.
Not expensive, if you've got access to a lathe make them yourself or get an engineering workshop to make them for you. I supplied the nylatron and the turner (bagpipe manufacturer) made them for 20.........
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Old 19 April 2015, 11:58   #13
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I've had two nylatron rods turned to about 50mm in diameter with a 19mm hole bored half way down their length (just longer than the exposed length of the trim rams.) and with the last 20mm turned down to 30mm. With the engine fully tilted I slide these over the trim rams then lower the engine until it bottoms on the rods. You just get then made to the length that suits the angle you want the engine to rest at. Then I put a ratchet strap from the tilt pin holes round the gearbox to hold it down. I've had wooden blocks fall out before, the manufactures latch doesn't inspire confidence and I've seen leaking seals cause the engine to progressively drop over time.

Not expensive, if you've got access to a lathe make them yourself or get an engineering workshop to make them for you. I supplied the nylatron and the turner (bagpipe manufacturer) made them for 20.........

That's sounds a neat idea got any pics 😎👍🏻
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Old 19 April 2015, 15:46   #14
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What a good idea. Very neat and tidy.

I just know that if I had something like that myself, I'd forget to take them off before launching the boat though!
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Old 20 April 2015, 00:46   #17
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What a good idea. Very neat and tidy.

I just know that if I had something like that myself, I'd forget to take them off before launching the boat though!
But you have to think of the potential entertainment value for the inevitable spectators ...........
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