KAYAK BUDDYS is always finding different avenues to help anglers and some clients have asked if electric shallow water trim and tilt could be an option. The problem is if you happen to sit to far away from the engine and you are running in inches of water what do you do. Well you either turn the engine off and scrub the gearbox or manually lift the engine forward to prevent damage.
For people already running 12V depth finders, lights, etc, this is a plug and play option for the most part. We have developed a simple actuator based trim and tilt example that works utilizing a 1.5 inch u -bolt with 1/4 in. threads, a 28 mm ID plastic driveshaft insert, and a little wiring for the battery leads. Keeping it simple works. More information will be posted as an instruction set when time permits. For now a few pictures and video is available below.
A new aluminum shackle and 3D printed drive tube collar to connect the actuator is complete and waiting for fabricator to send the test version.
More to come....