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Power trim/tilt for 17 Montauk?
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posted 08-22-2000 09:15 PM ET (US)
I have an 82 17' Montauk with a Johnson 90 (no power trim/tilt). Am thinking of retrofitting one. Anybody have experience with that, stories to swap, been there, done that?
posted 09-01-2000 01:29 AM ET (US)
The owner's manual for my '79 Johnson 85 hp shows the power tilt/trim on my motor as an added option. It looks and works great. Perhaps you can find someone with a blown up motor but working t/t. Try posting on scrapoutboards.com. The folks there have been helpful, and I see a lot of oddball stuff for sale.
posted 09-01-2000 06:22 AM ET (US)
Two alternatives to Andy's excellent suggestion is call around to some of the local Merc dealers and outboard service shops, you never know what might be collecting dust taken off a blown engine for parts. Second the CMC aftermarket t&t I hear is pretty nice for the price --- added bonus a slight set back putting the prop in cleaner water --- lowest price I have found is Cabela's about $425 w/o gauge plus shipping ---
posted 09-01-2000 01:59 PM ET (US)
Just my .02 - A year or so ago - I thought the PT&T on my early 80's Johnson 150 was going. I spoke with my mechanic and he said the price on replacement units was impossible ($600-1,000 as I recall). It turned out that it was just an relay, but had me looking at new motors for a while there. With that in mind the Cabela's price seems like a bargain.
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