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Re: Replace springs on outboard lifting bracket??

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Looks like the same concept.
If you look at my pics above the springs do not seem to be under any compression when the bracket is 100% raised. Remove the bolt, pop in new spring.

I am still waiting for TH Marine's reply to my online inquiry. I will call them in a week if they have not emailed back.
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Looks like the same concept.
If you look at my pics above the springs do not seem to be under any compression when the bracket is 100% raised. Remove the bolt, pop in new spring.
It seems to me that in order for the springs to provide lift throughout their range of motion, they have to be under compression even when fully raised. Certainly less than when fully compressed, but still under some tension.
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Re: Replace springs on outboard lifting bracket??

yeah one spring is loose when raised meaning its well spent...the other one has enough tension to not be able to move even when raised...

but I dont think its a massive amount of tension when fulloy extended, honestly my issue will be finding a stainless spring down here not installing it

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Re: Replace springs on outboard lifting bracket??

Haul out done. Motor lift bracket is removed. I will spend the winter looking for best deal on a Garelick or equal.
There were 4 bolts holding the old one. The top two I could access nuts as they were on outside in a well just in front of engine. Two lower ones were trickier. I could either see them by sticking head into locker or I could reach them with arm stuck in locker but not possible to see AND get a wrench on the nuts. The nut closest to the locker was easy to reach with fingers and socket. The far one I could just barely reach with the socket but I did get it off by feeling around. I will have to cut an access hole in the spring to attach the new bracket.

I will also add a backing plate of something as the bolts and and small washers were all that held it in place.


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Re: Replace springs on outboard lifting bracket??

When I upgraded to a 15HP Honda I added a small 4:1 block arrangement up to the stern rail. Made lifting the 104 lb (!) motor easy, even though it involved pulling the rope the entire length of the cockpit.


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