trailering an outboard


Old 08-21-07, 11:47 AM
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trailering an outboard

I have a 9.9 horse kicker motor on my boat. What is the correct position to trailer it? In other words do you trailer it tilted or in a vertical position?
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Old 08-21-07, 12:04 PM
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vertical takes most of the stress off the transom as well as the tilt bracket on the outboard caused by the engine bouncing around as the boat is trailered....
Old 08-21-07, 03:57 PM
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I trailered my O.B.Vertical
Old 08-21-07, 05:09 PM
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with a 9.9 if you can remove it from the boat, that is your best choice. If not, always trailer an outboard tilted
Old 08-21-07, 07:40 PM
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If you had a larger outboard motor that could possibly damage the lower unit by dragging it - I would agree with the above post - assuming, of course, that you also had a support for the lower unit attached to the trailer. If there is ground clearance (which the 9.9 certainly has) then vertical would be the trailering method of choice.
Old 08-22-07, 04:47 AM
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I have an old 15 Horse on a 12' Livingston. Built and installed a transom saver just to be safe.

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