Merc/Mariner 25 question

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by cal1320, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. cal1320

    cal1320 Well-Known Member

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    OK. I finally figured out why I can't tilt the motor up. Put it in neutral dummy. [smiley=1-doh.gif]
    Can it be adjusted to only lock in reverse?  I really don't want it locked while running wot.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    It's only supposed to lock when in reverse.
    Somethings not right...if the lower unit contacts an obstruction
    while moving forward it's designed to kick up to minimize damage.
     

  3. cal1320

    cal1320 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brett. I'll see if I can find an adjustment. Maybe even RTFM :)
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    ;D I'd never seen that particular acronym before! ;D

    I had to go look it up, thanks for the laugh...
     
  5. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    RTFM, I like that. I must tell my wife that 5 times a day!

    "How do I thread this bobbin on my new sewing machine?" How would I know, RTFM!

    ;D
     
  6. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    Oh, I remember having the same problem on an 18 horse Merc a long time ago, my dad ended up removing the whole thing because he couldn't figure out the adjustment.  There may have been some loss of temper involved...