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Power trim and tilt
Every time you moor up, or when you want to remove your boat from the water for trailering you will have to 'tilt' the engine. This usually requires flicking a release switch and pulling the engine forward until it clicks into the raised position. If a boat is left with its engine down when the tide goes out it may cause considerable damage, so this is not a matter of choice. This process is quite easy up to about 10hp but gets increasingly difficult thereafter and once again depends on age, agility and fitness. By the time you get to 25hp the engine is quite a lump to raise manually so you should definitely consider power trim and tilt, which does all the above for you electronically and hydraulically. In summary, for 40hp and above we think that most people will be most comfortable with remote steering, electric start, and power trim and tilt. On manufacturer's specification and price lists this is often abbreviated, for example as 'ELPTO', which means electric start, power trim and tilt, which you can only realistically have with remote steering.
Choosing an engine
If you want to potter around the estuary in a small boat then you can choose the minimum size of engine recommended by your boat manufacturer. If you want the boat to ‘plane’(skim along the surface at close to horizontal aspect) then you will need more power so you will need at least 6hp, even for an inflatable and of course more for a traditional fiberglass boat.
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