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  Outboard motor mount frozen (MaineSailor)
Posted: 3:51:25 pm on 9/13/2016 Modified: Never
I have inherited a 1974 C&C 27' from a friend. The inboard motor died years ago and he replaced with a nice Tohatsu 9.8hp 4 stroke outboard, but the motor mount to which it is attached WILL NOT BUDGE. Cannot lower. It has four springs.   We have tried liquid wrench, banging on the bracket and brute force. Any suggestions?

Meg Clews
C&C 27 1974
Peaks Island, Maine

  Re: Outboard motor mount frozen (davidww1)
Posted: 9:44:34 pm on 9/15/2016 Modified: Never
Things that WILL NOT BUDGE when cutting oil and force are applied usually have some demonic "safety feature" carefully hidden somewhere. If you're trying to push the motor down, try the other way and pull it up a bit. Watch carefully - anything that moves is likely the actuator of the dreaded idiot-proofing device.

David Weatherston
Towser, Toronto
C&C 27 Mk IV