Originally Posted by Anchorhandler
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?
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