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I am looking at a small 15' old boat with a 45 hp outboard. Apparently there is no elictric trim for the boat. What is trim and is it needed?
An old 45 hp motor will most likely have a big power head and will weigh alot when tilting it up but tilting it is possible. I had an Evinrude Lark 40 on a 14' Sea King and it was a hoss to tilt back but I handled it. The trim can be adjusted with the pin lacated in the motor mount that goes across the mount and places the motor on a different angle than the transom. This is usually a five position adjustment but be carefull not to drop the pin overboard when removing it.
I would assume the seller is referring to an electrically controlled hydraulic device that changes the angle of the motor. This is very nice to have, especially with a heavy motor, but not necessary. Trim can be adjusted manually, though not while underway, of course.
i have a 50 hp 1973 . i put a after market t&t on it and i wouldnt do without one now . you can order one from the factory but they will charge you sugested retail i got mine from a dealer . at thaty time it wasaround $500.00. you can trim it out to the corect point to run the boat . tilt it up when pulling up to the shore where it is shallow .
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