Originally Posted by two stroke mick
Before Messi g with props you must ensure the engine is at the correct height. The etec likes to run high. I.e.one hole up. If raising the engine be sure to support the engine saddles. Look up a thread "the curse of kerny" for reasons to support saddles.
i'm already interested about the broken saddle issue on etec 60hp
as an outboard engine service professional (with 14 years experince) i never advice people to raise their outboard without an outboard jack plate.
it is an must to make high performance rigging, and top speed is the aim item.
outboard jack plate handles the stress on saddle.
in the past i saw a few same broken saddle issues on mercury optimax series.
the strokes are vibrating animals