Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 March 2013, 19:12   #1
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Could I install power trim and tilt?

I have a 25hp 2 stroke tohatsu outboard, 2006 model. It is a standard shaft model, only pull start. My question is, is it possible to install trim and tilt on this engine and where can I source the parts? I just find it difficult when you are coming to shore, when you have to stop, put it in neutral then manually put it into the shallow water setting . Would be much easier to just trim it up using a little switch!
__________________

__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2013, 19:42   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
It'll be cheaper to change the motor-and you'll need a battery.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2013, 19:43   #3
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
It'll be cheaper to change the motor-and you'll need a battery.
no go-er then
__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2013, 19:59   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
I just find it difficult when you are coming to shore, when you have to stop, put it in neutral then manually put it into the shallow water setting . Would be much easier to just trim it up using a little switch!
are you making more of a meal of that than you need to? don't know your exact engine - but in principle, on mine as you start to approach shallow water unlock the engine (grey lever that keeps it down); then flick the full/shallow drive lever to shallow. Now when you get to the point when you want to lift the engine throttle back and tilt it slightly - I probably would't bother with neutral if it was tiller. if you get it wrong and the engine is unlocked but not tilted when it 'lands' on a sandy bottom it doesn't really matter. On a rocky bottom at low speed you might get some minor damage - but all my serious prop damage has been in reverse.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2013, 20:06   #5
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poly View Post
are you making more of a meal of that than you need to? don't know your exact engine - but in principle, on mine as you start to approach shallow water unlock the engine (grey lever that keeps it down); then flick the full/shallow drive lever to shallow. Now when you get to the point when you want to lift the engine throttle back and tilt it slightly - I probably would't bother with neutral if it was tiller. if you get it wrong and the engine is unlocked but not tilted when it 'lands' on a sandy bottom it doesn't really matter. On a rocky bottom at low speed you might get some minor damage - but all my serious prop damage has been in reverse.
Ok, sorry.
__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2013, 01:14   #6
Member
 
Festinghouse's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chorley / Holyhead
Boat name: Northwind Challenger
Make: Tornado
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 115 efi CT
MMSI: 235080598
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,398
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Festinghouse
i used to aim for the slip / beach, accelerate a little, then kill and tilt the engine. the extra momentum was enough to carry you to shore, and there was no chance of engine damage.
__________________
"Life may often suck, but the alternative is unacceptable"
MMSI Sticker

Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
Festinghouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2013, 03:04   #7
Member
 
simon23's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: liverpool
Make: tohatsu6.1 one desig
Length: 6m +
Engine: mariner 125hp
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 357
Bill higham does a unit you bolt your engine to then bolt the unit to your transom and it lifts the hole engine up .not cheap thought .
__________________
simon23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2013, 09:04   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
CMC PT35 - around 500
__________________
Downhilldai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2013, 11:32   #9
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
CMC PT35 - around 500
__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2013, 13:29   #10
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
CMC PT35 - around 500
Still needs a battery...
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.