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Outboard trim unit removed, can I still use the boat?

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  • Outboard trim unit removed, can I still use the boat?

    I have removed my power trim unit waiting for parts and to repair it .

    My question, can I still use the boat on a manual trim like I do with my 9.9 and if so, how would I rig that up?

  • #2
    Can i use a TILT TRIM PIN? or something like that to manually set the trim to a stationary setting?


    • #3
      What motor?
      Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
      That is what the forums are for.
      Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.


      • #4
        sorry, a 1987 mariner magnum 150hp 6 cyl
        ​Serial # ​B176526


        • #5
          don't think it has a "lockin' mechanism" like older and/or smaller stuff.. reverse would be useless... probably flop around like a loose tooth.. i'm thinkin' ya removed tha whole thing between tha clamp brackets?.. if you didn't then absolutely not!


          • #6
            Yes, reverse will be a problem, unless you go dead slow, and maybe have someone lean on the motor cover to hold her down. Use a tilt pin for forward thrust, and that should be fine.

            Also, you will want to slow down gently to keep the motor from popping up as well.


            • #7
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              There is a lock pin bolt and there are holes that will secure the motor to the transom mount so it is possible. I was hoping there was a clip rather than a bolt.

              Turns out the trim motor kit came yesterday and I installed that so it works now..