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  1. #1
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    Default Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    Hello,
    I need to gain a small amount of clearance to remove two steering cables from the outboard.
    Has anyone tried removing 3 of the 4 mounting bolts, and slightly loosening the 4th, and then rotating up the engine on that one bolt a couple inches? This would give me enough clearance to slide the rams out over the splashwell.
    I'd definitely use some wood blocks for support, and rig a stop block above the lower unit, just in case it really tries to rotate quickly. It's a 150hp Evinrude, so it's not exactly light.
    Anyone ever tried this in lieu of using a hoist? If this is absolutely insane and dangerous, don't hold back.
    Thanks for any advice.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    Bad idea !!!!!
    Last edited by Boobie; 09-27-2017 at 11:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    Edit...

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I fully agree, bad idea.
    I'd like to delete this original post, but I can't find an option to do that.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    Where are you from in WI ??

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    Ozaukee county

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I'm from Oneida. Burrrrrrr. Now SW FL.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    My grandparents lived in Oneida county. Their mailing address was Three Lakes, but they lived on the bottom of the chain, on Big Lake.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I'm originally from Woodruff. Born in Minocqua.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I went to Minocqua with my grandparents a lot when I was young. It was great.
    Now I drive through Minocqua a ĺot on my way to and from state campgrounds, and I don't like it much anymore. It's kind of become a mess, and massive traffic jams. I always think about the two lakes on either side of the road, and wonder how much runoff has gotten in them. It's so heavily populated now, compared to 35+ years ago.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I'm 70 years plus years old so tell me all about it.

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    Default Re: Rotating outboard instead of hoisting?

    I'm 45, so if I thought it was better 35 or 40 years ago, I can only imagine what it was like 60 years ago.

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