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What position should my engine be in while trailering?

MT313MT313 Posts: 4Member
Should I have my engine all the way up or down?  The tech said to leave it all the way down, but I would scrape my skeg on certain hills.  Currently I've been lowering it to the point where the engine rests on the trim pistons.  This seems like it would give it additional support.
2014 Sweetwater 2286 Tritoon


  • beaumontbeaumont Posts: 3Member
    Down, down,down ! per the manual!
  • rbalduccrbalducc Posts: 3Member

    I have a Sweetwater 1880.  When trailing I leave mine up, and let it rest on the trim lock to keep it steady.  I hope this helps.

  • sweetpontoonsweetpontoon Posts: 1Member

    What do you mean by trim lock?

  • MotorBoatinMotorBoatin Posts: 7Member
    The manual recommends a "transom saver" for long trips. 
  • BoomerBoomer USAPosts: 321Member ✭✭
    edited June 2015
    Trim lock is a manual lever once you raise the drive it flips down also called tilt lock
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • vetoriovetorio Posts: 3Member
    I use my trim lock also on mt etec 115. Raise it up. pull it out, lower it down.
  • DdancersDdancers Posts: 134Member ✭✭

    I no longer trailer, but all my previous boats always had engine up, and safety lock on.

    In the down position they all would have contact the ground at some point.

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