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Old 03 December 2011, 20:41   #11
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Hi guys

Maybe a silly question but why does my 200 opti have two pressurised struts either side of the tilt motor?....there is obviously a lot of pressure stored in these when outboard is in the fully down position (and the struts are compressed)
I can only assume that the idea is to store energy so as to make it easier for the outboard to trim 'out' when under full or nearly full power?.......
(but then how would you trim it back in?)

I'm probably missing something obvious?

Simon

200Hp. or, in layman's terms a sh!tload of energy that is transmitted via those struts to the hull to push it along. That's why they are there. Makes it easier for the motor to craknk the engine up. The single one in the middle couldn't handle the force (do the trigonometry - it's a lot of sin<force>* for one piston)

But in a nutshell. you are right.



*It's the Laphroig talking. This may be Cos<force>... brain too fuddled to do maths
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Old 04 December 2011, 08:23   #12
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seal it Dan
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Old 04 December 2011, 12:58   #13
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Agreed and done, lets hope that sorts it! Hope you're well Al?
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well as can be expected fine thanks and i hope you and family are well, did you manage to get to sunny bicester?Have a good christmas and a prosperous new year that goes to all rib net users as well
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