Re: "new" boat is porposing
I can move the tilt pin to the first hole, but like I said on a plane that will now have the engine pointing downward. I am thinking she will start plowing, but there is only 1 way to find out...plowing may be preferable to slapping anyway. I decided I am not going to pull the 9.9 until I am more confident the 70 isn't going to leave me adrift, at least a few more trips.
@Ship of Fools: ya, I did just buy it off craigslist. When all was said and done I paid $2300 which seemed more than fair. I will probably sell the Johnson and the downrigger I got with it eventually and add a bow mount troller. The hull is an old design; tried and true - but I don't think it was designed to have a second outboard hanging there. This is a relatively short and light boat. Kind of like putting a 200 pound dude standing on the transom.