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Help w/ outboard lift

Alright I'm new to these forums and I feel like a dork for even having to ask, but I will anyway. First a little back ground.. I was just given an S2 7.3 1979. It's a super nice boat and we are definitely blessed to have it. But here's my dilema, how do you make the outboard go down into the water. I can't make the motor go down. I'm sure it's something simple that I'm just overlooking, but I stared at it for a half hour and am clueless as to how the mechanism operates. I should have taken a picture but I didn't have a camera on me. If I can find a similiar rig on someone else's photo's I'll link to it.

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Would help if you said what kind of outboard motor it was, as well as who made the motor lift. Most outboard motors lifts have a spring loaded arm that catches on latch of some sort that holds the outboard in the up position. You need to tilt the motor up a bit and then pull the release latch, and then lower the outboard.
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Its a honda 4 stroke and I think,but not sure, but I've been looking on the web and I think it maybe an older Garelick eez in. It does have a handle with notches along to set the motor in different depths. Wondering if there is somekind of safety catch or latch or something?
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Wow, congrats. on your S2 7.3, I had to buy mine.

Mine has an Evenrude 9.9 that tilts and has a lift. It takes four men and a dog to pull it up. I just leave the lift down and tilt it in/out of the water. There is a lever on the right side of the motor that has tilt on one one side and run on the other. If the motor is up and I want to tilt it down, I have to flip the lever to the run position and visa-versa. To get it to tilt down I have to pull up on the back of the motor which releases a latch and the motor can go down. There is an indented sort of handle on the back of the housing I can grab to pull it up. So, look for some kind of lever or handle that flips to unlock it.

I'm thinking of drilling a hole in the handle and running a rope through it to make it easier to pull up.
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