Re: [OMC-Boats] Trailering

From: jd <jdood@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:49:21 -0700

ahh good to know. makes sense. and yes, i've been doing it wrong
all this time. fortunately i have a pretty good rubber bumper for
the up part. but it clunks on the down stop. but it HAS to go all
the way down - so no choice there i guess.

On Sep 1, 2009, at 5:31 PM, Lee Shuster wrote:

> You want to avoid just "HOLDING" or "LEANING" on the spring-loaded,
> momentary switch until you JAM the drive HARD up against the bump
> stop (if you have a bump stop).
> Remember how the former user installed a plastic RED stop?
> (It's called a "momentary" switch for a good reason.) On UP-tilts,
> I simply count ONE-THOUSAND ONE and I'm about as far up as I need/
> want to be.
> Also on my Sportsman, the engine hatch won't open fully when the
> drive is tilted up all the way.
> Why? Extra stress on the TILT motor and clutch-pack, extra heavy
> (momentary) current draw on relays and motor when you keep leaning
> on that switch and it's reached the end of the quadrant gear.
> Sorta like this -- have you ever noticed how your down light dims,
> when you keep trying to hold down the power window button, after
> it;s reached the end of it's travel?
> Knock on wood -- Mine's been working fine since 1971. One (original)
> tilt relay replaced three years ago.
> Lee
> On Sep 1, 2009, at 5:54 PM, jd wrote:
>> 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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