Re: [OMC-Boats] Trailering

From: jd <jdood@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:54:55 -0700

i missed something......not good to tow with motor all the way up?
why 75%?

On Sep 1, 2009, at 5:11 AM, Lee Shuster wrote:

> 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
> Lee
> 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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