If your TM was serviced and raised prior to stowing, when you deploy, it just stands up and then you need to use the remote to lower the unit into the water. You also need use marine grease on the hinge and water-based silicone spray on the shaft and belt. Periodically you may need to tighten the belt along the shaft as indicated in the manual to keep it taunt. I have had both a fresh water and salt water Ulterra and not had any issues.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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