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A Li Volsi posted 02-14-2001 01:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for A Li Volsi   Send Email to A Li Volsi  
I bought a 1963 16' Whaler powered by a 1984 Mercury 90HP, without any power tilt or trim. This is my first boating experience and I am reading everything in these forums to help educate myself. I am confused about which to install, (if either at all), tilt/trim or a jack plate. Is there a unit made that includes both? Does anyone have a similar setup that they could describe what has worked for them.
lhg posted 02-14-2001 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I would get one of the CMC tilt-n-trim units, available in most catalogs for about $500. These give you a 6" setback, but are not adjustable for engine height. But you could raise the engine about 1 1/2" using the engine bolt holes, and that in-line six should fly on your boat. Get about a 21" pitch Stiletto or similar prop, and you'll be running about 48mph.

Downside is that when you get a newer engine, the tilt unit will not be needed, but could still function as a setback unit.

A Li Volsi posted 02-16-2001 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for A Li Volsi  Send Email to A Li Volsi     
Thank-you for the help

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