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Old 26 January 2006, 13:51   #11
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In my experience it's rare there's enough clearance to do that though-for example my last 2 boats have had the skeg 3 or 4 inches from the floor when the outboard is down. Imagine what'd happen if you had to go over a speed hump like that. As long as the engine's locked in place (bit of wood, transom saver etc) it doesn't have to be FULLY tilted-just enough not to hit anything.
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Generally if you do that the leg will be far too low - offering you no clearance. A lot of people use wooden wedges etc to keep the outboard pinned up, and take the strain off the power tilt.

I think the general opinion is that the outboard must be fairly secured wherever it is - and that tilted up, and chocked, is best.
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My honda has got a lock that holds the outboard in the up position when trailing so it is impossible to flip down. I think if you had it down it might get more stuff hitting it from the road surface as well.
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Lol, evidently by mere seconds!!

Great guide though - very thorough!
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Maybe it's cos I have been looking at big ribs on big trailers!!! and not everyone has a transom jack either!!!
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Old 26 January 2006, 18:26   #16
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Nor do you til you collect it

Hope it's ready soon though, musta been really frustrating waiting this long!
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Hope it's ready soon though, musta been really frustrating waiting this long!

Others I meant!!!

Frustrating??? Understatement of the year!!!
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I bet. Any news on when it's due yet? I'd have been over there and camping on their doorstep by now.
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Man that's gonna feel good. I've never bought new, but I love the feeling of achievement after getting something on the water for the 1st time and everything works. Still remember the mad grin I had on my face after I opened the throttle wide on the sr4 for the 1st time and everything did what it was supposed to
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