Life without lifters!
Recently upgraded my engine from a 8hp Yam to an 18hp Tohatsu 2stroke and thought i would try it with my home made lifters removed from my 35 ae Honwave hoping that i wouldnt notice much difference.
I think i have been a victim of my own success as its a bugger to plane from the holeshot now and also to get it to plane at about 5 knots you have to have someone in the boat or move to engine down 3 notches to get the nose down!
I know trim is key here but without power trim the lifters have done an ace job and i have rather taken them for granted and needless to say they will be going back on after i have redesigned them again!
For anyone who hasnt tried lifters and have wondered how they would improve a little sib just do what i did and make a pair out of some scrap aluminium fix them on and wonder how you ever did without them. Makes hell of a difference on my little boat anyway!