Help with power tilt issue
Hi everyone, I had an incident with a submerged fishing pot line which caught around the lower leg of my outboard recently while I was doing around 30 knots. The boat slowed quickly, I tilted the outboard up to see if line caught on prop which it wasnt but then could not get outboard down again, sea start managed to release a valve and lower the outboard so I could limp back to port.
So my question is, is there some safety feature which ive broken or otherwise in the power tilt mechanism which prevented it being lowered and is it a costly job to fix. Engine and saddle etc are yamaha.