Power Tilt & Trim
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Trim Systems How-To's
What is a Tilt and Trim Motor?
There are a few different kinds of power tilt and trim motors that are made to suit various types of engines. Here are some of the common styles:
Small engines – best suited for engines under 30 horsepower, specifically outboard. Accessible, compact size.
“Double Action” tilt and trim motors – better levels of maintenance and control over tilt and trim functions. Double Action works best for engines between 30 and 100 horsepower.
Three cylinder – for larger engines usually ranging between 100 and 250 horsepower. Easy installation onto the outboard motor with a separate casting set up.
Integrated – 100 to 250 horsepower engines are best for these tilt and trim motors. They can be installed on an engine with a few upper/lower pins.
iBoats.com offers several aftermarket, cross reference power tilt and trim motors that are made to fit OEM designs. They are matched up based on the make, model, year, and serial number of your engine. You can see if your power tilt and trim motor is offered by looking in the electrical section of your specific engine section. You can find this on our website under “Props, Motors, and Parts” and going through either “Outboard Engine Parts” or “Sterndrive Engine Parts.”