I don't know Yamaha's "official" position with using the maintenance support lever for trailering. My salesman told me to do the same thing with our first boat, and then I learned Mercury specifically advises against using the maintenance support lever for trailering. When we upgraded to our current boat, I bought a purpose designed support for the main.Long Tom wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:04 pmOk.... I gotta ask.... I'm new to electric trim/tilt on these large outboards. When I bought my boat, used, I was told by the seller that when trailering the motor needs to be resting on what I'm assuming is the "support lever" you guys are talking about. Actually he said same with the 9.9,though in that case it's a pin, not a lever. But here I'm reading NOT to do this? Confused, and don't want to make an expensive mistake.
Motor is a Yammie F115, boat is a 20' Hewes.
As Jim Dandy posted, I leave my kicker down when trailering, and in my case, even when launching. YMMV.