Remote Trim Switch

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  1. HavingFun

    HavingFun New Member

    238
    Nov 14, 2006
    Grand Haven
    2005 SD220
    350 Mag Alpha
    I remember someone posting information about a remote trim switch. Maybe it was at the SRO site.

    Anyone with some information? It seemed like an inexpensive add on and I'm getting tired of climbing on the boat to lower the trim.

    Thanks
     
  2. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    good question, I was looking at the back of mine trying to figure it out myself. I'll be waiting for an answer!
     
  3. Charlie L

    Charlie L New Member

    76
    Mar 12, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    That would be me! Very easy to do and not expensive. Can't remember how much it cost, seems like it was around $50 for the switch. It comes with the harness and plugs into existing connectors at the trim pump. You need to drill 3 holes, 1 for the switch to fit in and 2 pilot holes for the screws. I believe the larger hole was 3/4 inch. I used a hole saw so I got a clean cut. Just used a regular bit on the other holes. Make sure you mount it on a flat surface so you get a good seal with the gasget.

    Charlie
     
  4. HavingFun

    HavingFun New Member

    238
    Nov 14, 2006
    Grand Haven
    2005 SD220
    350 Mag Alpha
    Thanks Charlie - Do you remember where you got the switch?
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Also got any pictures this is sometime I might want to do myself as well.
     
  6. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
  7. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Did you use the supplied screws that came with the kit? I'm very tempted to go buy two nuts and bolts so its secure since I can reach behind it.
     
  8. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    I think that would be over kill. chances are the plastic switch would break before the screws would come out.

    I was told that the pumps have either blades or pins. the part in the link is blades. I've looked at my pump and didn't see where I could connect anything. Is there a spot on the harness?
     
  9. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    With the kit you unplug the wiring that goes to the pump, plug in the wiring in the kit for the transom mount remote and then the wiring that was there into the remote wiring.
     
  10. Charlie L

    Charlie L New Member

    76
    Mar 12, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    I bought it from my dealer...they're pretty good with their prices and made sure I was getting the correct part. (guess there are a couple different ones). The service guy also took a few minutes to tell me how to install(recomended the hole saw). It's really easy if you don't mind drilling a few holes in the boat. Another note: I put masking tape over the area and made my marks on it, also to help keep the gel coat from chipping. Not sure if it helps or not, but I didn't get any chips and tape is cheap. Make sure you use the recomended size bit for the screw pilot holes, I just grabbed a bit which was too small and got a small chip when starting the first screw, so I then used the correct size bit making the pilot holes a little bigger. The hardware that is supplied is stainless, if you use through bolts (probably overkill) just make sure you get stainless.

    Good luck!
     
  11. Charlie L

    Charlie L New Member

    76
    Mar 12, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    I don't have any, but can take some if you'd like.
     
  12. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Did you use any 4200 or caulk on the screw holes?
     
  13. Charlie L

    Charlie L New Member

    76
    Mar 12, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    I didn't use anything. There is a gasget that comes with the kit to keep water from entering into the holes and getting into the glass.
     
  14. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Yea maybe a picture of the the installed switch and a picture or two of how you connected it. Sounds like something easy even a rookie like me can do and if it is I might do it this weekend with my gps install.
     
  15. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    I don't envision this taking more than 30 minutes for me to install when I do it.....start to finish.
     
  16. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    yep! 15 minutes to drink a beer and get a little nerve up to drill the fiberglass and 15 minutes to drill and install!
     
  17. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    What just one beer :lol:
     
  18. estebanj

    estebanj New Member

    590
    Apr 2, 2007
    South Florida
    260 Sundancer
    350 Merc
    Where would you mount this on the transom? Assuming the goal is to be able to tilt w/out boarding when on land. Is the switch weather/water proof?

    I'm considering this for inside the transom locker, but then again, that requires boarding, so maybe transom below the locker?'

    Boat = 260 Sundancer

    Thanks,

    Esteban
     
  19. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    I'm putting it on the vertical section behind my swimpad, just before the sunpad.
     
  20. Charlie L

    Charlie L New Member

    76
    Mar 12, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Here are some pics.

    On the pump the switch goes between the existing connection.

    I posted them backwards, but oh well.
     

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