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JimU posted 07-27-2001 09:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for JimU   Send Email to JimU  
I'm getting ready to mount a CMC tilt and trim unit on my 13 Sport. (The 40 Merc that's on it has no trim ant tilt.) the boat's a 1982 model with the high transon. The transom has a substantial curve and the T&T unit has a flat base and is standard BIA hole pattern. Any experience in Whalerland with mounting such a unit? The mounting task should be just like mounting a jack plate. In particular, do I need to add any shims to compensate for the curved transom? Thanks for any nuggets of wisdom. JIM
bdolnik posted 07-27-2001 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdolnik  Send Email to bdolnik     
Wow, I was thinking of doing this same thing with my 88 but haven't made the final decision yet. Please let us know how yours turns out!

Good luck,

DIVE 1 posted 07-27-2001 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
You will need to add shims to get the correct fit to the transom. We have used various materials for fresh water boats. Stainless steel works great but is hard to machine and adds weight. Aluminum works well, easy to machine and lightweight, needs a protective coating to prevent corrosion. High density delrin(white plastic), machines easily, lightweight, does not corrode or rot. All of theses materials will work but the shims must have the proper angles to get the optimum fit on the transom.

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