I did exactly that. Used it for years. Moved up and down kinda slow, and with a real heavy implement struggled to bring it up, but a couple bumps and it would be clear.I may just go the route of buying one from JB. 4" stroke. $260 for it but at least I know what I'm getting. Still open for suggestions though. I like the idea of $40 and the ability for downforce even if it has more than needed. I was reading another post from a while ago where a guy used a tilt/trim unit from an outboard. Sounded intriguing to say the least. Being on the lake here, I can come up a complete unit fairly cheap, they are hydraulic but run off 12V. Downside is they are pretty darn heavy and bulky.