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Your Trim is Stuck?

December 15, 2017

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 of the outdrive/outboard. Opening this valve will release pressure from the hydraulic loop, allowing the drive to tilt.


Prevention: Maintain adequate fluid levels and inspect periodically to ensure there are no leaks or water intrusion into the fluid reservoir. You'll also want to carry a large slotted and philips head screwdriver onboard to open the release valve.


Remember that preventative maintenance is the best solution, so call us today at #MarinerServicesInc. at (239)776-4253 for a free inspection of your tilt and trim system!



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