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Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Airdale, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Airdale

    Airdale Senior Refuge Member

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    Anybody have an experience with this power tilt/trim unit?

    Like it? Dislike it?

    http://cook-mfg.net/cart/index.php?..._id=15&zenid=3b81f2777891e31ff223f04d2f145116
     
  2. 1995 US1

    1995 US1 Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    A decnt unit. It is very weak where the 2 pieces hinge together. That is usually where it tears apart. I have seen about 5 or 6 break at that point. Might be okay for small motors, like under 15hp, I would not use it for anything larger, regardless of what the manufacturer claims. Just get the PT130 and be done with it.
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  3. gunner29

    gunner29 Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't know about the 35 but I have been very happy with my pt 130
     
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    1995 US1 Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    The PT35 has the same electronics and hydraulics as the PT130, the PT130 is made from 1/2" thick aluminum, the PT35 is made from 1/4" aluminum, just not heavy enough.
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    pin oak Elite Refuge Member

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    What he said. I have owned both, and I love the PT130. I would not ever get the PT35 again, b/c the lower clevis bracket will break when impacted. Also, go ahead and change the hydraulic fluid out for some synthetic fluid. I havent done this yet, but am going to before next winter. It keeps the fluid from getting thick in the cold weather.

    Danny, what synthetic fluid would you suggest?
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    Alisyn and Amsoil make good synthetic hydraulic fluid.
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  7. Airdale

    Airdale Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the input. I am going to mounting a 2011 Mercury 15hp four stroke to this. Anything I can do to the pt35 to ensure it doesn't dump my motor? The motor weighs 110lbs.

    Also should I trailer with the tilt up or down? I usually use a ratchet strap on my motor.
     
  8. 1995 US1

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    Put a cable on the motor and connect it to the transom brace. If the trim uni fails, the cable will hold the motor. Get a motor toter and use that to trailer your rig, puts some of the weight and leverage of the motor onto the toter and then to the trailer instead of the transom.
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    I ran a PT35 on my previous boat, a 1448 with a 20hp four-stroke. Worked great for me. Whacked a few sandbars and stumps, no breakage.
     
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    bluebilljr Senior Refuge Member

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    I have qa 130 unit for sale $350. Bought a new motor that has tilt on it.
     

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