Leg position when towing

 Im talking about the motor leg not the one that runs between the hips and the feet on the body .

i have always towed with the lug up but have seen others tow with the leg down. 

what is the correct towing method or does it realy matter

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Taffy's picture

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I Use the Yamaha shock

Mon, 2017-12-04 16:37

 i use the Yamaha shock, works a treat at fixed angle, google it

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 Spring loaded leg support.

Mon, 2017-12-04 16:37

 Spring loaded leg support.

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High enough to clear the ground and any bumps

Mon, 2017-12-04 18:18

 have it right up and it's a bit of a hazard to following traffic. It probably puts a little less strain the the bracket having it down a bit, but, when you think of the way there are balanced on the tilt tube, not so much. Release the hydraulics, and I had not trouble lifting the leg on a 60 hp Merc 2-stroke.

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 thanks all. so my

Mon, 2017-12-04 20:49

 thanks all. so my understanding it should be about half wat using a choc to support the weight without putting strain on the hydraulics

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Support

Mon, 2017-12-04 21:22

Unfortunately cant post an ebay link, but if you search ebay for 

 

YAMAHA OUTBOARD MOTOR SUPPORT MAR-MTSPT-YM-10 F115-F350, 70-300 2 STROKE" 

 

I got one of these, and reckon theyre pretty good. Sounds liek the same that Taffy uses.

I dint get it from ebay though,i ithink i found it cheaper on the web somewhere.