The Trim Is Stuck!!! You're back at the ramp, or ready to pull away from the beach, and the outdrive/outboard on your boat won't raise or lower, so now you can't get the boat on its trailer or get underway again. Solution: Assuming it's not a bad fuse, it's some sort of mechanical/hydraulic problem. The simple solution is to wade out back and raise it by hand. To do this, you'll need to know the location of the trim release valve, which is usually a small screw near the base
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