Hey guys, sorry you haven't heard much from me but I haven't been out much this year....when I do get out its bluefish city for me.....
to that end, I was out last night and at one point I trimmed the motor all the way up b/c I thought my line was caught on the prop... (it wasn't) so I lowered the motor back in. the motor was trimmed all the way down but I didn't know it and continued to press the switch for maybe 5 seconds (I 've done that before).....anyway I didn't think much of this until I began to trim the motor up when we later approached some skinny water... when I tried to lower the unit back down..... nothing! SO at this point (and still) the tilt only works to bring the engine up... luckily the engine was in a position enough in the water to get me home at a slow speed.... and i was able to raise it enough to trailer...
SO, not knowing much about this I was suprised to learn that the tilt motor CAN work in one direction... i figured if it's one motor it either works or it doesn't
any thoughts on this? Do I need a new tilt motor? will oiling it work? I have had it stick before but usually after a couple of seconds it freed up..
secondly, is there a way to override the tilt motor for instance so so could get the motor in the water to get home if this happens again?
Oh I should mention this is a Mercury 150 efi outboard..
oh and in case anyone is wondering, I got 1 7lb blue for my efforts....