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skred posted 08-15-2004 06:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for skred   Send Email to skred  
Armed with enthusiasm and resolve, I started on raising my 90 Honda to the next hole on the transom bracket. Top bolts came out easily, and lower bolts loosened satisfactorily. That's when I noticed the pretty black plastic trim piece attached to the top of the transom under the bracket. Conveniently, Honda has a semicurcular cutout on the bracket for this piece, but only if the bracket is "full down". As I tried to move the motor up - using the famous "trailer and wooden block" system, it became apparent that the bracket woult slide up to the trim piece, then tear it off as I raised the engine any more than 1/2 inch. If I loosened everything enough to clear the trim piece, the bracket will not go back flush with the transom when tightening the upper bolts. To add to this frustration, there's no room to get in and remove all or part of the transom "trim" piece. Sure could use some ideas....
Perry posted 08-15-2004 06:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
I had the same problem when raising my motor. I ended up removing the plastic trim, cutting a 14" section from the middle and screwing it back on. I then cut a piece of the trim to put in between the two brackets after I raised the motor 2 holes.
skred posted 08-16-2004 07:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
That's what I figured, Perry. I'll have to remove the trim somehow and cut openings for the bracket. Just another little "rock in the road"......

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