"Well, the intermittent issue
"Well, the intermittent issue I've had with not being able to lower my circa 1972 V/P 270 outdrive (no trim; tilt only) has manifested itself for good now it appears.
With the leg raised (boat on the trailer), when I attempt to lower the drive by moving the dashboard tilt rocker switch to "down" all I hear is a single click from the "down" relay (the one facing the front of the boat and mounted back by the tilt motor)...no tilt motor noise at all. If I try to raise the drive using the rocker switch, the tilt motor does operate so the motor is fine as is the "up" relay and the fuse.
In reading the Seloc manual, it says that if the drive does not lower, either the "down" relay is bad or the limit switch is bad, and to bypass the limit switch to determine which one is bad.
Can anyone describe to me exactly how I go about bypassing the limit switch? It has 3 wires coming off of it...two wires come off one end of the switch and the other comes off the other end of the switch. One of the former mentioned two wires attaches to the "down" the relay mentioned above. The other wires go to places unknown, of which are very hard to visually determine where due to where all this is located and subsequent space and sightline restrictions.
It kills me to think that I've worked hard at getting this boat running so well, only to have it grounded now due to not being able to lower the outdrive. If it's not one thing, it's another! Boats!"
1972 17' Delta V-Hull Runabout
AQ130C / 270