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trekker950 posted 05-21-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)   Profile for trekker950   Send Email to trekker950  
Can anyone tell me the best method of installing power trim on a 85, 15ft sport.The motor is 85, 50 horsepower evinrude
bc posted 05-21-2002 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
I checked on adding tilt and trim to a 70hp once. (Dad's arrowglass) Can be tricky though, according to some on the marine machanics I discussed it with. On the 70, the whole base on the transom side of the pivot point has to be changed out for original omc tilt/trim. Hopefully its a simpler process with the 50. The 15'er really shines with the tilt/trim. Good luck.


SSCH posted 05-21-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
How about a tilt and trim jack plate under your engine? CMC makes on that is not too heavy.
browning20ga posted 05-22-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
I have a CMC PT&T unit and love it. Very well made, simple to install, clean wiring except for the cheezy switch, IMHO. There is a guy on ebay that sells a nice pushbutton switch for about $20, I think he is out of Cincinati and sells a lot of boat guages.
browning20ga posted 05-22-2002 01:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
Just checked West Marine and Cabelas sites, West was about $30 cheaper on the smaller unit. I bought mine at my local West Marine store on one of their "no tax weekends" the store price is $10 more but saved about $27 by not paying sales tax.
trekker950 posted 05-22-2002 07:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for trekker950  Send Email to trekker950     
thanks so much for your help...
where2 posted 05-22-2002 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Been there, done that on my 1985 70Hp Johnson. It did require dismounting and remounting atleast one side of the engine transom bracket. I don't consider that a big deal considering you'd have to dismount the entire engine to use a tilting setback bracket like the CMC. I've had no problems with my PTT since I added it 4 years ago.

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