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Ben posted 06-27-2001 08:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ben   Send Email to Ben  
My tilt/trim gauge is not working on my 1977 200 HP Johnson. How could I determine if it is the sending unit or the gauge? Any suggestions?
Bigshot posted 06-27-2001 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
ground it and see if it moves. No movement, bad guage. Personally ould not bother replacing, no necessary on an outboard, watch the wake.
Such posted 06-27-2001 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Such  Send Email to Such     
What do you look for in the wake to determine proper trim?
B Bear posted 06-27-2001 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
I am curious also about the wake. I have learned to trim the boat by feel. Trim up until it starts to porpose, then trim down a little til it settles and watch the RPMs when the boat is trimmed properly you will be at the max RPM for that throttle setting.
Bigshot posted 06-27-2001 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Basically the same as feel, but I also look to see that it is wide and flat. If tucked in it has that point to it, as you trim it flattens out. Too high and you start roostering a bit. My Montauk is easy to overtrim so I look for the flat wake.

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