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picflight posted 10-27-2013 01:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for picflight   Send Email to picflight  
On my 1998 Outrage 17 the battery is disconnected. I am working on other items and will soon need to lower the motor to clear the area just forward of motor.

What wires do I need to connect to the battery to get the tilt motor wired for operation?

Link to image of battery box on a boat with PFD's stored close-by.

saumon posted 10-27-2013 03:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for saumon  Send Email to saumon     
For power tilt and trim, blue like the sky is up and green like the grass is down.
jimh posted 10-27-2013 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
To permit the outboard engine power tilt to operate you need to connect the primary positive and negative cables from the engine to the battery. Operate the power tilt from the cowling-mounted switch on the outboard.
picflight posted 10-27-2013 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for picflight  Send Email to picflight     
That green wire seems to be connected on a bracket in the fuel tank.
jimh posted 10-28-2013 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The metallic components of the fuel system are connected together by a 10-AWG conductor with green insulation. In newer model Boston Whaler boats the bonding circuit is connected to the battery negative terminal, or, sometimes, to a bronze electrode on the transom that is installed just for the bonding circuit.

The fuel system bonding conductor plays no part in the power tilt circuit.

picflight posted 10-30-2013 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for picflight  Send Email to picflight     
[Please ask any questions related to this discussion in this thread. Thanks.]

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