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Operations; Boat Mounting; Steering Adjustment - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.585070 Owner's Manual

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OPERATION
_,
BOAT
MOUNTING
a.
Mount
the motor
on the center
of the boat
transom
{stern).
(See Figure 4),
CAUTION
Hand
tighten
clamp
bracket
clamp
stud
h0nd!_ _imuit0ne0u_ly,
Do not use a
wrench
or any
other
device
that would
cause damage
to
brackets,
Occasionally
check
to
be
sure
lamp
stud
handles
on
transom
mounting
bracket
are
tight,
(See Figure 5).
b.
To obtain
the
best performance
from
your
outboard,
the following
boat transom
speci-
fications
are recommended:
{See Figure 4),
Transom
Angle
(See View
3}:
.............
12 to 15 degrees
Transom
Height
(See view
4):
............
_ . .20.7
inches
c,
The
angle
of
the
motor
column
is easily
adjusted
by
removing
the
Hitch
Pin
and
changing
the
Tilt
Lock
Bracket
Pin in the
three
(3)
different
angle-
position
holes
located
on
either
side of the right
or left
Transom
Mounting
Brackets.
Each
angle
position
elevates
five
(5)
degrees.
Try
center hole position
first.
(See Figure 6).
d.
To
find the
cot(act
angle
position,
make a
test
Pun
at
full
throttle
with
your
usual
loading
in the boat.
Always
stop motor
to
change the Tilt
Lock
Bracket
Pin,
The cor-
rect
angle
position
wil{
have
your
boat
traveling
with
the bow
slightly
higher than
the
stern,
but
should
not
porpoise
{bow
rises and falls rapidly
and continuously):
Be
sure Tilt
Lock Bracket
Pin is always
pushed
completely
through
both
Transom
Mount-
ing Brackets
and Hitch
Pin is secured.'
WARNING
If the motor
column
is tiited
too far out-
ward,
the
boat
is likely
to
porpoise
or
cavitate
at
full
throttle,
which
can
be
dangerous
because
a cross wind
or a wave
could
suddenly
deflect
the
boat into
a
dangerous
turn.
Als0,
if
the
motor
column
is tilted
too
far inward,
the bow
of
the
boat
will
dig
in,
which
can
be
dangerous
when
crossing
a wake
or
in
rough
water.
Do
not
run
motor
in the
storage
position.
(See
View
t
and
2,
Figure 4).
e.
,_ecura motor
to
boat
with
Safety
Chain.
Chain
not included
with motor.
L
.....
View 3
20.7 °'
,
Figure
4
view 4
Figure
5
6;
STEERING
ADJUSTMENT
Tighten
steering
tension
screw
using a screw-
driver
for desired
steering effort,
(See Figure 6).
CAUTION
1
J There
is a possibility
Of losing
screw
if
backed
out too far,
S
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