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Old 12 August 2018, 04:31   #1
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Towing engine position

Expect this has been done to death,
I have a Yamaha 60hp 4 st and tow to and from slip about 4 miles each way.
all my other boats i just put a block of 2x2 wood between engine and mounting bracket.
tried this with above engine and when I get to slip woods gone.
I have noticed most of the other boats at slip travel with engine fully raised, wondered if this is ok.
Cheers Mick.
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Old 12 August 2018, 04:52   #2
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I tow to my local ramp several times per week always with the engine up, also on bigger trips where I drive 15,000km round trips.
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Old 12 August 2018, 05:12   #3
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Do you use the tilt stops or just rely on pistons to keep it up
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Old 12 August 2018, 06:18   #4
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Shouldn’t rely on the ram to hold it up as can bend if the trailer hits a pot hole. Use a block of wood and power the engine down. 6x6 block , in time the wood will compress and fit much better.
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I've ordered one of these after Tony t's recommendation.

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Old 12 August 2018, 06:44   #6
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Old 12 August 2018, 09:02   #7
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Im sure someone here made something like that from some old waste pipe.
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Cut a keel roller in half length ways and a velcro strap.
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cut a 30mm strip out of a keel roller then tie wrap the piece back in when its fitted just remember its there before you lower the outboard as I managed to squash mine to half its length before the tie wraps snapped and alerted me to the fact it was still fitted
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Old 12 August 2018, 13:46   #10
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Thanks for the replies,
tried wood 4 times gone when i got to slip,
can`t get m-y wedge in uk,
will try keel roller.
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