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gcmarshall

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Good to know! lol...just seems like a lot of weight concentrated on the bolt and the transom next to the bolt....

if mine falls off I am gonna come looking for ya! lol...
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"gcmarshall you guys sure that the 2 1/2" top bolts are enough to hold the weight of the engine? ( two 60 hp )"

You're worried about nothing.  I've done this many times using the boat trailer.  Most recently, this spring with (2 ) 175 E-Tecs.  The whole deal took 20 minutes.  Make sure the trailer is on a level surface, block one side wheels, block a skeg with the motor down, loosen the lower bolts, remove the uppers and start cranking the tongue jack (trailer not connected to tow vehicle of course) till you're lined up with the hole set you want.  Replace upper bolts, tighten lower and uppers .... done!  Procedure works with all outboards I know of.  I don't know what your 60's weigh, but my 175's are ~ 430 lbs. each, and I'm sure weigh significantly more than your 60's.

The flat level surface business is for the mounted motor ... does not apply to raising or lowering.  BTW, the bolts in the slots are just loosened slightly .... just enough so the motor can move up or down.

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fyi....raising seems to have been successful....engines are in the 4th hole....finally am getting 5500 rpms with a full load.......so far so good...

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EXCELLENT. Good on Ya!!


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fyi....raising seems to have been successful....engines are in the 4th hole....finally am getting 5500 rpms with a full load.......so far so good...


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Glad to hear it, really hope my RPMs improve when I do this. Propeller testing didn't do much good, more RPMs but a lot less speed.

Glad your engines didn't fall of , would be nice to see a bigger picture of your engines and boat.

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Well....they could still fall off....

Have attached a pic.....the guys in the pic are the fishermen who fish the boat. This is before the engines were raised. This is a "Bowen Marine" hull made in Trinidad, probably about 15 or so years old. The style of boat is known as a "pirogue" in the islands - this is generally the transport of choice for marijuana transport  between islands...lol

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A very slow update from the guy who started this thread, I used the trailer method as suggested here and it was a piece of cake, moved motor up one more hole, (3rd hole from bottom) It now turns up 5850 rpm and the sterring/ and trim range have improved as well. I think my tweaking is done.
Thanks for all of the good advice 

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Terrific!

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Hi WW, thanks for the update and good to hear. Your RPM is good-now go enjoy her.

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Glad the trailer deal worked for all.  I've been using it for years w/o any problems.  The long term benefits are really big when you get the "X" dimension right.  Enjoy!



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A very slow update from the guy who started this thread, I used the trailer method as suggested here and it was a piece of cake, moved motor up one more hole, (3rd hole from bottom) It now turns up 5850 rpm and the sterring/ and trim range have improved as well. I think my tweaking is done.
Thanks for all of the good advice 


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