Posted on Tuesday Jul 23, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Mike - make sure that you will have enough room to tilt your motor up, if you have Teleflex steering you should be ok - but if you have Seastar better do some measuring - on all motors the steering mechanism, rotates into the steering well when the motor is tilted up, when you set back depending on motor mfg the steering rods or cylinder the will sit on top of the transom - this will limit your tilt travel --
Sometimes you have to do quite a bit of finagling to get steering right after a setback - most come predrilled - I always used Bobs plates.
Talk to a local dealer about what might be involved to do it on your boat
I've installed six different set back on a variety of boats and each one had to do something different - that said when you move the prop back to cleaner water you will get about a 5MPH -8MPH boost, they work well with fiberglass pad hulls and so so with aluminum hulls, you are putting that 475# off the transom at 6" - so make sure you use a transom saver plate on all four mount bolts
Also make sure your hull mfg will rate the overhung load on the transom --
Boat will handle entirely differently when you install one --
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