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Boat Mounting; Steering Adjustment - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.586193 Owner's Manual

Outboard motor 3.0 h.p.
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OPERATION
6.
BOAT
MOUNTING
-
i:
a.
Mount
the motor
on the center
of the boat
transom
(stern).
(See Figure 4).
CAUTION
Hand tighten
transom
bracket
and clamp
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).
t2 = _o t5 =
View 1
b.
To obtain
the
best performance
from
your
outboard,
the following
boat transom
speci-
fications
are recommended:
(See Figure 4).
]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_
five
(5)
different
angle
position
holes
located
on either
side of tile
Hght
or left
Transom
Mounting
Brackets.
Each
angle
position
elevates
five
(5)
degrees.
Try
center hole position
first.
(See Figure 6).
:t. To find
the correct
angle
position,
make a •
test
run
at
fulI
throttle
with
your
usual,
;_
]oading
in the boat.
Always
stop motor
to
=
change the Tilt
Lock
Bracket
Pin.
The c0r_
:Fi:li_te 5
rect
angle
position
will
have
Your
boat
travelirtg
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 tilted
too far out:
'
ward,
the boat
is likely
to
porpoise
0€
cavitate
at
full
throttle,
which
can
be
dangerous
because a cross wind
or a wave
".
could
suddenly
deflect
the
boat
into
a
dangerous
turn.
Also;
if
the
motor
column
is tilted
too far inward,
the boW:_
Fi_Jre 6
of
the
boat
will
dig
in,
which
Can be
dangerous
when
Crossing
a wake
or in
rough water.
[_o not
run motor
in the
s_;orsee po$_;tion.
(See
Vfew
t 'and
2,
Figure 4).
to
• Secure
motor
boat
with
Safety
Chain.
Chain
not included
with motor,
20.7
'"
View 4
7,
STEERING
ADJUSTMENT
....
Tighten
steering tension
bolt
using a spanner
for desired steer ng effort.(See
Figure 6}.
CAUTION
j
There
is a possibility
of
losing
bolt
if
backed
out too far.

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