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    Default Transom saver

    What is the general consensus wrt transom savers when towing. I am towing down to durbs , locally I normally just tilt the motor up and go.
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    Default Re: Transom saver

    Mechanically they work and reduce the cantilevered load but they scuff off all the paint where they mount on the lower unit. On a long trip I would fit one.

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    Default Re: Transom saver

    I have a stay that fits onto cross member of trailer and has a mik on the other end so the leg of motor fits into. It has a spring in between to absorb any movement and then use a tie strap to keep motor in place. This will relieve any adverse torsion on transom and save later headaches. Have seen a couple of beautiful boats with cracked transom mounts, once repaired will never be the same. I wouldn't tempt fate.

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    Default Re: Transom saver

    Also very valid on rubber ducks where the transom misses the structural strength of the rest of boat.


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    Default Re: Transom saver

    Best piece of equipment I ever bought for my duck. I had forgotten to latch my motor in place on a short trip back from the vaal, and I noticed that the fibre on my deck was starting to crack due to my motor bouncing up and down.

    I immediately bought a transom saver and haven't looked back.

    i will add that I have launched once or twice and forgotten to remove the damn thing too. Bit like forgetting bungs

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    Default Re: Transom saver

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike the Landyman View Post
    Best piece of equipment I ever bought for my duck. I had forgotten to latch my motor in place on a short trip back from the vaal, and I noticed that the fibre on my deck was starting to crack due to my motor bouncing up and down.

    I immediately bought a transom saver and haven't looked back.

    i will add that I have launched once or twice and forgotten to remove the damn thing too. Bit like forgetting bungs
    I have them on my rubber duck, which I am trying to flog, because the motors cannot hang down on the trailer. On my ski boat, I transport with the motors fully down and don't have any issues.

    As mentioned by others, the lower units gets pretty scuffed with those gadgets and I went to the local auto paint place in Midrand and got them to match some yamaha paint so that I can touch them up as and when needed.

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    Default Re: Transom saver

    I custom built one for my boat/motor - I never tow without it.

    Also remember to turn your steering wheel so that the rod is fully retracted (anti-clock wise) this will prevent the rod from bending.
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