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Free Willy posted 06-18-2001 08:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for Free Willy   Send Email to Free Willy  
Great site !! I've been shopping for a used 13' sport. Boat currently on top of the list is '77 with '93 40hp Yamaha. The seller was good enough to sea trail it (FAST) motor smooth at all speeds. However power trim did not operate under heavy load. Seems to work fine at rest and slow speeds, not accelerating. Should this be a major concern ? Also speedo read 47 mph, could this be right ? Seems too fast from what I've read here. Thanks for any info.
Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
some of the earlier yamahas just have power tilt, not trim. This would work exctly like you say. Basically for slow spped only and at the dock. 37 mph is more like it.
Free Willy posted 06-19-2001 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Free Willy  Send Email to Free Willy     
That makes sense. As a former sailor, I was used to trimming sails, not motors (lol). Thanks for your reply.
bdolnik posted 06-19-2001 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdolnik  Send Email to bdolnik     
I just bought a 1988 13 footer with a 40hp Yamaha, and NO power trim/tilt. Does anyone know if it is possible to add that option? Ideas on cost?


willyjoe1 posted 06-20-2001 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
the cmc pt-130 power trim/tilt with 6" set back,that what you need, cost $424.99 at cabelas, but the weight is 39 lbs with that 6" set back will cause stern down problem , you really don't want that , just keep what you have, enjoy fishing,
Bigshot posted 06-20-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You can look at salvage yards but still will be in the $3-400 range with relays, etc.
FISHNFF posted 06-21-2001 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I had a 1981 13' Sport with a 1990 Yamaha 40 with power trim(later rebuilt to a 50) You can get the motor to trim up while running if you quickly backed off the throttle while trimming up, then release switch and re-apply throttle.This would relieve the forward thrust pressure on the hydraulics. Trimming down to fine tune trim could be made under full throttle. I ran a 15" Yamaha SS prop and would turn 42MPH GPS@5300RPM(5600? can't exactly remember) mounted one hole up. Trimmed up this is one wild ride!

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