Operation; Boat Mounting - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.586130 Owner's Manual

Outboard motor 1.2 h.p.
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OPERATION
6.
BOAT
MOUNTING
a.
Mount
the motor
on the center
of the boat
transom
(stern),
(See Figure 4).
CAUTION
Hand
ti9hten
xransom
bracket
and ctarnp
stud
handles
simultaneously.
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 _
fzcations
are recommended:
(See Figure4).
Transom
Angle
(See View 3):
...........
12 to 15 degrees
Transom
Height
(See View
4):
...............
20 inches
e.
The
at}ote
of
Ihe
motor
column
is-ea,_ily
adjusted
by
removing
the
Hitch
Pin
and
changing
the
THt
Lock
Bracket
Pin
in the
Five
(5)
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 correct
angle
position,
make
a
test
run
at
full
throttle
with
your
usual
loading
in the boat.
Always'stop
motor
to
change
the Tilt
Lock
Bracket
Pin;
The cor-
rect
m_gle
position
will
have
your
boat
traveling
whh
the bow
slightly
higher
than
ithe
stern,
but
should
not
porpoise
(bow
i
irises and falls
rapidly
and continlJously).
Be
,
sure Tilt
Lock
Bracket
Pin is always
pushed
completely
through
both
Transom
Mount-
ing
Brackets
and Hitch
Pin is secured,
WARNING
I| the motor
column
is tilted
too
far out-
ward,
I;he boat
is likely
to
porpoise
or
cavitate
at
full
thro_tle,
which
can,be
dangerous
because
a cross wind
or a wave
could
suddenly
deflect
the
boat,into
a
dangerous
turn,
A|so,.
if
the
motor
column
is tilted
too
far inward;
the bow
of
the
boat
wiJl dig
in.
which
can
be
dangerous
when
crossing
a wake
or
in
rough
water,
13o not
run
motor
in the
storage
position,
(See
View
1 and
12.
Figure
4),
View
1
oow o ow.
Figure
4
View
:3
View 4
Figure
5 :.
:1
TRANSOM
BRACKET
CLAMP STUD _!:
HANDLES :!
• . PIN AND HITCH PIN
Figure 6
7.
STEERING
ADJUSTMENT
Tighten
steering
tension
bob
using
a spanner
- for desired
steering effort.
(See Figure 6).
t
....
CAUTION
I
I
Secure
motor
to
boat
with
Safety
Chaim
There
is a possibility
of
losing
bolt
if
,:::
backed out too far,
Chain not included
with motor.

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