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Old 11 March 2003, 03:24   #1
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Transom Spacer?

Anybody heard of a spacer to insert between the engine and tramsom to create a better trimmed down engine position?

Do they exist, where does a person buy one, do they work?

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Old 11 March 2003, 03:52   #2
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How about a transom wedge from Bobs Machine Shop.

http://www.bobsmachine.com/index.htm
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Old 11 March 2003, 03:54   #3
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I have heard of a hardwood wedge being used, but it really shouldn't be necessary as the transome angle should be sufficient.

If you have handling problem sufficient to be considering this sort of measure then be sure to look at everything else first, starting with weight distribution.

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buy a fallers wedge from your chainsaw supply place they r cheap and they work. seem them used many times.
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Have to agree with John, you really shouldn't need to be doing this, you either have a weight problem or engine installation problem.

You can however get hydraulic lifts (jacking plates) to go on the transome which gives the outboard direct lift either up or down aswell as the engines own lift. They are used a lot on race boats. Marinautic supply them as they are the main hi-performance dealers for Mercury. They are at Cobbs Quay in Poole Dorst.
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jack plates are not the answer. if your transom does not have enough setback the boat will not perform. it should be 14 or 15 degrees.
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