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#16 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  


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Posted February 11, 2012 - 01:56 PM

The old Mercruiser power trim units for inboard/outboard setups were separate from the cylinders, via small hydraulic lines, and would work great as an attachment lift system. The shock absorbers on the transom/engine were also the lift cylinders. I used to have one laying around, but no idea what happened with it.

There's 2 real easy ways to find it, 1) Don't hunt for it or 2) Go buy another one. Either way, lost things surface every time.!! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 07:08 AM

So far mostly Johnson---Same on CL 70s-to-80s, various HP, I think Johnson was the brand he mentioned. Unlike your unit with the internal plumbing, some of those were plumbed with rigid tube and appeared that you could separate.-Lee (which means the actuator could be mounted in any plane)

Probably the better way to go, considering mounting options, and if one component fails, it's less $ to replace.
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Posted February 12, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'm glad you all brought this topic up, as I had forgotten all about these. Could be a fairly easy way to get a lift set-up.
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