I always tow with the engines trimmed down, just resting on the separate trim rams (if fitted). I don't like the forces involved when fully up and dread to think the damage caused if the lugs failed. The only thing to consider when using the ram is if they lose it's hold you can damage your gearbox. As a prevention (especially if it's your own boat) you can just lower it onto a wooden block so if it ever did fail you've got something to take the strain. Not as easy when your towing different boats/setups
Not entirely sure so dont quote me on it but I think it's illegal to tow with the trailer board so high on the A Frame like that. Somebody once told me it had to be a certain height from the road ? I do it myself mind as its the most viable place most of the time!
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