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#11713746 - 07/09/16 01:33 PM Old jon boat help
plk1122 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 13
Hey folks, I come today, seeking your advise.

I have a 14 foot jon boat with a '71 18 hp motor. My problem is because the boat is small (or i have no power trim) when I go to beach the boat, I have to tilt the motor up with a board I made underneath it, to prevent the bottom from hitting the ground. This is very difficult to do, because of the placement of the board on the motor as well as being inside the boat. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to help get the motor tilted up with out having to put a board underneath the outside of the motor, from inside the boat? (I hope this makes sense?)

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#11713873 - 07/09/16 03:35 PM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: plk1122]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
maybe this would work? Its rated for 75hp and under....

manual tilt


Edited by bronco71 (07/09/16 03:35 PM)

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#11713945 - 07/09/16 04:19 PM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: bronco71]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2611
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: bronco71
maybe this would work? Its rated for 75hp and under....

manual tilt


Work much better. I used one for my 70hp until I got tilt and trim. I've got one off those that I'll make you a deal on if you are in the dfw area

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#11714088 - 07/09/16 06:12 PM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: plk1122]
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It should have a tilt lock. My 68 Evenrude had one. It was a knurled knob on the side of the motor. It was pulled out to tun and then tile the motor up and push it in.
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#11714604 - 07/10/16 12:36 AM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: plk1122]
Bobby Milam Offline
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I think he is talking about the leverage for actually tilting it. If so, one of the bars mentioned will give him more leverage. My motor was heavier but there were a couple of times that I almost fell out trying to grab the back to tilt it. I can imagine the board he is talking about, lifting from lower on the motor being difficult to power up even a smaller motor


Edited by Bobby Milam (07/10/16 12:37 AM)

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#11714981 - 07/10/16 11:08 AM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: plk1122]
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Oh, OK I never had a motor that had a handle to tilt it. Always had to grab the cowling on the back and pull it up.
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#11715277 - 07/10/16 02:20 PM Re: Old jon boat help [Re: ChuChu1]
Texasdeepv Offline
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Registered: 11/18/13
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
Oh, OK I never had a motor that had a handle to tilt it. Always had to grab the cowling on the back and pull it up.


exactly.

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