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Old 20 February 2012, 06:34   #41
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Clearly states in the Manuals " DO NOT TOW WITH THE ENGINE RESTING ON THE TILT LOCK ARM"
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I have been looking through my Etec manual and there is nothing in there about how to position your engine while towing, but it does state that you should use your trim support while the engine is in the up position.
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Old 20 February 2012, 07:56   #42
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arr mines and old 2 stroke and it does. :-)
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Old 20 February 2012, 09:00   #43
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Isn't it all a bit acedemic?
Has anyone experienced damage to engine / transom from trailering with engine raised? If not I can't see there's a real risk.
If you feel its better to tilt the engine down with a device wedging it to the transom then that's fine too.
I reckon it's what people feel comfortable with. I'm not sure there is a scientific "right" answer.
I'd hate to spoil a good debate though
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Isn't it all a bit acedemic?
Has anyone experienced damage to engine / transom from trailering with engine raised? If not I can't see there's a real risk.
If you feel its better to tilt the engine down with a device wedging it to the transom then that's fine too.
I reckon it's what people feel comfortable with. I'm not sure there is a scientific "right" answer.
I'd hate to spoil a good debate though
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As far as my RIBnet searching skills go, no-one here has ever owned up to engine up transom damage. Unless, someone knows different
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I spent around 14hrs following a mate up to Scotland towing a Fletcher with a 225 V4 Yamaha on the back. No precautions what so ever. It never moved a bit.

However the 5hp honda aux engine he stuck on the lowering bracket shook to bits and had to be removed within 40 miles. They aint designed for that.

Personally I am a block of wood and bungee kind of guy.
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If you shouldn't tow with the engine in the up position then you would have thought that the engine manufactures would have added some sort of device to support the engine while partially down instead of peeps having to ram pieces of wood between them fer fooks sake we pay enough money for them.
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you would have thought that the engine manufactures would have added some sort of device to support the engine while partially down instead of peeps having to ram pieces of wood between them
A touch of Vorsprung durch Technik wouldn't go amiss in the outboard world, eh Kerny?
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A touch of Vorsprung durch Technik wouldn't go amiss in the outboard world, eh Kerny?
Spot on Pity Audi don't make outboards "probably would be the best outboards in the world" even provide a stick of salami to do the job proper
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Spot on Pity Audi don't make outboards "probably would be the best outboards in the world" even provide a stick of salami to do the job proper
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