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    Trim Switch at Wheel - which type?
from Pete (204.60.10.213)  
2/26/2001 8:00:00 AM

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 I'm going to instal a Hotfoot in my boat & a trim switch located at the wheel. I will either get the "turn signal type" or the unit that mounts near the outside of the wheel. I would appreciate any comments on which is easier to use. Thanks in advance ...........Pete


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   Trim Switch from Ron from FL  2/26/2001 8:11:00 AM
 Pete - I've had three different ones. Floor mount, Steering wheel mount and Turn Signal and the turn signal is the best in my opinion. Not hard to install and very easy to use. - Ron


   Turn signal type trim switch. from Bob Davis  2/26/2001 8:18:00 AM
 Pete, I would recommend the turn signal type trim switch. It is always in the same place, so you never have to hunt for it like you would with those buttons on the wheel. I had one on the wheel and it was a piece of junk. The wires kept breaking from flexing inside the plastic housing that mounted behind the steering wheel. Every time you turn the steering wheel, you are coiling and flexing copper stranded wire. The turn signal type is far superior and you don't have to modify your steering wheel either. I have had the turn signal type for over a year with no problems. Good luck, Bob


   The turn signal type is the best from Hydrilla  2/26/2001 9:20:00 AM
 I have had one on the steering wheel and currently have the turn signal type, and it is the best by far. It's always in the same place, if you need to operate the trim while turning then you have to hunt for the wheel-style one.


   Turn Signal tilt trim, jackplate from Rick K (152.163.204.203)  2/26/2001 1:34:00 PM
 At the Storm Factory we install the turn signal switch by Teleflex for the tilt/trim. We also use the double one if folks want a hydraulic jackplate switch near the wheel. If you are using hydraulic steering, the old coiled wire switch won't work. With HS the wheels do not return to dead center. There is a contact type switch but we'll stick with the Teleflex switch. TH Marine also makes a turn signal type. Remember the blue wire represents the sky--which is up!The green wire represents the grass,which is down!

Rick the Stormaker


   Thanks Guys - Looks like you saved me someTime, Grief, & Money! from Pete (204.60.226.51)  2/26/2001 2:34:00 PM
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