CMC TRIM AND TILT

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM

    LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM I Love microskiff.com!

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    Has anyone used one of these units. I have a 1992 yamaha 55 hp with no trim. I am wanting to add trim and tilt and have looked at several different types. What are the pros and cons? How difficult is the installation? Should it be left to a pro or can I do it with reasonable mechanical knowledge.
     
  2. Les_Lammers

    Les_Lammers Well-Known Member

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    Installation is relatively easy.

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1339374016/10#10
     

  3. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

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    pretty straight forward you can do it.
     
  4. LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM

    LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM I Love microskiff.com!

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    How's the reliability, durability of the unit?
     
  5. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

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    They have been around for about 20+ years if that tells you anything.

    I have had them on past boats, best thing since sliced bread.

    Forum memeber Cut Runner just sold a boat with one on it, send him a PM.
     
  6. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have one on my '83 Johnson 60 and it looks to be about 20+ years old and still works great. Much better than not have power TnT.
     
  7. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    I would love to see someone with a micro setup run a real manual "power trim", like the kind that used to be used in the small hydros (class c) back in the day.

    If you are scratching your head wondering what im talking about, shoot
     
  8. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Back in the day....
    Before power trim....
    Racers would fiberglass a 1/2 (i believe) nut into the transom, and run a threaded rod thru it with a corkskrew style handle inside the boat. The other end would press against the steering housing with one of those swivel clamp things like on a transom trolling motor mount.
    So as your running just twist the handle either way for up and down.
     
  9. LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM

    LIABILITYJ@AOL.COM I Love microskiff.com!

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    That's cool look how things have evolved. Just think if someone had not come up with the wheel.
     
  10. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Cut,
    I think that is still used as the basic design for the trim of the dreaded PWC.
     
  11. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Lol i wouldnt know.
    I steer as far away from them things as possible!
     
  12. bw510

    bw510 I Love microskiff.com!

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    has anyone had one with a non electric start motor and if so how long do they last before recharging battery?
    i have a deep cycle for lights and bilge
     
  13. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    My old setup was like that for a while and it didnt really effect the battery much at all.
    If you think about it, you dont use the trim all day non stop, just here and there..
     
  14. bw510

    bw510 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm just curious if it would last three days without a charge for a glades trip??thanks
     
  15. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    I dont see why not.
    I did a 4 day keys trip, no charge.
    But i also had a group 27
     
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