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CMC Power Trim/Tilt
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posted 09-11-2000 09:06 PM ET (US)
Has anyone used one of these?
posted 09-13-2000 07:39 AM ET (US)
I haven't installed mine yet but it does look like a well made piece of equipment. Someone else on this site recommended to me that I call the manufacturer http://www.cook-mfg.com/ and buy a "blemished" unit directly from them. I saved $75-$100 on the best price I could find any where else (one of the mail order catalogs...cabela's or overton's I think) I can't tell why they call it a blemished model...everything looks perfect to me.
I'm pretty sure someone else here is actually using one of these now. I'll let you know how mine works out after I get it installed.
posted 09-13-2000 08:29 AM ET (US)
I have used one in the past. They are well made and reliable.
posted 09-13-2000 07:40 PM ET (US)
>I can't tell why they call it a blemished model...everything looks perfect to me.<
Manufacturers have to play the "blemished" charade if they want to sell directly tor customers below retail, especially if they do that below street.
Dealers get very disturbed if manufacturers deal with customers at all.
The "blemished" or "B-quality" or whatever you call it route is as old as trading and is the bedrock of Outlet Malls.
Trouble is, you never know whether the stuff is actually blemished or whether they only call it blemished to pacify the dealers.
In the book trade, which I know quite well, whole pallets of books were intentionally "blemished" (guy with a big nail puts a little nick from the top to the bottom of the pallet).
posted 09-13-2000 10:23 PM ET (US)
I have been studying the CMC hydraulic powered transom jacks for some time, but notice that all of their equipment is NOT made from anodized aluminium. Does anybody have any experience on how well their stuff holds up in a saltwater environment, especially with respect to galvanic corrosion where stainless bolts interact (freeze) with the surrounding raw aluminium?
Thanks in advance.
posted 09-14-2000 06:03 AM ET (US)
"The PT- 130 is constructed of 1/2" 6061 T6 alloy aluminum extrusions and fastened with stainless steel fasteners for maximum strength and durability. No molded aluminum which has less resistance to stress. This system is made of 100% non-ferrous material which makes it impervious to saltwater and freshwater."
Plus a 5 year structural warranty -- 1 year on hydraulic system
Larry you don't need to anodize the T6 alloy -- you won't have a problem with ss bolts ---
I looked into this pretty thoroughly also, to be used on our 13 sport's Force 35 (org. no power t&t) appears to be an excellent value --- Clark mentioned a number of folks down his way use them with out any problems ---
I lucked out though and found the original power t&t optional unit kit at a marine store in Norfolk for the 35/50 Force '89's --- close out at $190 -- just received it yesterday --- will install this weekend --- very well made and the kit is complete soup to nuts --- just a lucky find or I would be sporting a CMC unit on the little Whale ---
posted 09-23-2001 11:56 AM ET (US)
It looks like these units provide some set back as well. How much should you jack the motor. I seem to recall Tom Clark mentioning that there is a rule of thumb for rise vs. setback (0.5 inch rise for each inch of setback, I THINK, but please correct me if this is not true).
Would this apply to these units as well?
posted 09-24-2001 11:06 AM ET (US)
What size boats are these intended for? Would one make sense on a larger hull?
I have never seen one on a bigger outrage, and was wondering why....hint, hint.
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