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Old 08 August 2014, 03:17   #1
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Tilt Lock Mistake

I made a stupid mistake yesterday, I put down my Suzuki DF175 using the power trim without disengaging the tilt lock. I heard a bang and after investigation found that the top of the swivel bracket had cracked and the tilt lock itself was gone (must have sank). Any advice on what to do? Can it be welded? I think it is cast aluminium. See attached photosClick image for larger version

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Old 08 August 2014, 13:42   #2
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Do you use the tilt lock much? You can get around it with a piece of wood when needed.

They're not the most robust things anyway.

I do find it rather surprising though; on my Yam F115 you can draw the trim rams all the way down with the tilt lock engaged (I assume the tilt function goes into some bypass mode or something, as it is attached top and bottom and can't retract in that circumstance.)

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