Re: [OMC-Boats] Trailering

From: Lee Shuster <lks@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 06:11:27 -0600

Due to the unqiue design of the hammer-blow, worm-gear-driven clutch-
pack power tilt (whew, that's mouthful),

I have trailered my OMC with the leg raised at least 15-inches off the
ground. I don't raise it all the way put probably 75%.

Remember there is no stress on the transom due to the ingenuoius
design. Thus no need for a transom saver.

Also, when operating the power tilt - Don't let it slam down hard.
Pulse it in tiny steps. The steps need to be longer on the up stroke
cause you lifting against gravity.

Patience is a virtue, don't get overaly eager -- but have a safe and
fun time


On Sep 1, 2009, at 5:02 AM, Justin DeSantis wrote:

> Assuming I manage to fix my cooling issue, I may get the chance to tow
> my boat to the river today. This makes me wonder about trailering.
> With my outboards, I'd lower the engine into a transom saver before
> hauling. But they didn't have power trim or the tilt motor my Johnson
> has. The manual says to trailer with the motor down. Maybe in
> Nebraska. But here in Western PA, we have rough roads and lots of
> hills. I see no way to trailer with the drive down and not hit the
> skeg on the road surface. I'm not even sure I could get it out of my
> driveway with the motor in the down position. So it ok to trailer with
> the motor partially up? Or should I lift it and set it in a transom
> saver like I did with my outboards? I know it seems like a silly
> question, but since this boat doesn't have a traditional trim, and it
> doesn't use a traditional transom mounted outdrive, it seems like a
> lot of the rules of bot hauling I'm used to don't apply. Thanks for
> the advice. If I manage to get on the water today, it will be thanks
> to you guys.
> I can't wait to take my Johnson out and play with it....
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