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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:07 am 
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I always leave the mount in the down position and flip up my Suzuki 2.5.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:15 am 
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I too have a 2.5 Suzuki 4 stroke (Self contained fuel supply) and leave the motor flipped up and the Cheetah bar down. when it is up (as I have it installed) I have a problem with the raised rudder cross bar.
I did get excellent assistance from the Cheetah manufacturer.

BTW, you MUST get the bar for the Getaway.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:22 am 
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So, I found the aluminum rod that the cam rotates on got bent by the motor bouncing against the motor mount. No problem, I replaced it with a galvanized bolt and locking nut.
2 of the screws that hold the bottom plate on, loosened and are somewhere in Lake Michigan. Replaced them. Should Locktite them in place I think.
I use a bungee, 18" I think, hooked to the bottom plate and wrapped up around the Cheata arm to hold it down and not bounce.
Now, I don't pivot the Cheata arm up. I leave it down, and pivot the Torqeedo up, using it's installed pin and lock. I put a bungee around the skeg and hook it to the Cheata bottom plate to keep the motor from bouncing. So far, so good.
I also use a bungee around the tiller arm of the Torqeedo to hold it horizontal so the tiller crossbar doesn't hit the motor. Still working on a better solution.

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