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Old 22-01-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 24-01-2015, 01:45 AM   #2
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Its likely just airlocked, when the pot line pulled the leg back it could have pulled fluid out of the pump. When pump runs dry its hard to shake the bubble sometimes. Bet if you close the bypass valve now it'll work. If not you may have to help it up and down a bit and them it should be ok.

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