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Old 29 April 2013, 13:55   #21
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Look's great!

I'm not sure you should be towing with the engine quite that high up though, I have always been advised not to use the tilt brackets and to tilt it all the way down so it is just resting on the trim rams which have a lot more strength than just the tilt ram alone?
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Old 29 April 2013, 14:21   #22
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Look's great!

I'm not sure you should be towing with the engine quite that high up though, I have always been advised not to use the tilt brackets and to tilt it all the way down so it is just resting on the trim rams which have a lot more strength than just the tilt ram alone?
The Etec should have a towing bracket, however agreed with the Yammie, a block of wood wrapped in carpet is the best option.

However seeing as its now at the dry stack you probably won't need to worry for a while.

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The Etec should have a towing bracket, however agreed with the Yammie, a block of wood wrapped in carpet is the best option.

However seeing as its now at the dry stack you probably won't need to worry for a while.

I have been advised by at least 3 etec dealers that the towing bracket really isn't for towing.. Plus, isn't a bit dangerous generally to have the prop up at such a high level? For pedestrians and other vehicles, tucking it down as far as you can sensibly put it so it can't strike the road surely makes sense?

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Correct shortish journey, boat now high and dry in the stack and trailer safely tucked up at home. Any future towing will use a wooden block and lower the engine slightly
Excellent, look forward to seeing you on the water sometime

Two questions: where is the gps mushroom, if you have mounted it within the console then I would be very interested to hear how it performs since we nearly went that route but didn't take the risk, a secondly, with an all dark boat any specific reason you went for a totally transparent screen?
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Correct shortish journey, boat now high and dry in the stack and trailer safely tucked up at home. Any future towing will use a wooden block and lower the engine slightly
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GPS has a built in aerial and as the plotter is placed on an external console there's no requirement for a separate antenna. Worked very well today, acquired satellites very quickly.

Dark screen may have made the dark console look even higher than it is. Other than that no other reason. Very happy with the result.
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