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Dominick- I have an inoperative trim/tilt on a 1985

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Hi Dominick- I have an inoperative trim/tilt on a 1985 Stringray with a 140 Merc MR1 drive. I have traced it to a chafed pump-to-drive line near where it exits the bilge into the transom bracket. (oildyne) The boat is on a shore station in no. WI, full down trim. All oil has been lost. Is it possible to replace (or at least patch) this line while it's on the lift) I'm not sure if I can get the boat back on the trailer without drive damage to repair it in my shop here.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 5 months ago.

Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

To answer your question no, there is no way to patch the line. When the trim is working, there can be over 3000 psi in that line, there is no patch that would hold that kind of pressure. If you have to tow the boat, what you would need to do is disconnect the trim cylinders and lift the drive up by hand, and tie it off.

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Expert:  Jason replied 5 months ago.

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Jason

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