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Old 28 May 2014, 11:30   #1
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Towing With Outboard on Transom

I've recently bought a 3.5 Honwave and spotted in the manual that it isn't recommended to trailer and tow the boat with the outboard attached. I find this odd as just about every SIB I've seen towed does, is this Honda covering themselves or is it really not the thing to do.
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Towing With Outboard on Transom

Trailer bounce will put stress the transom. Would recommend using a transom saver to support outboard to the trailer.
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Old 28 May 2014, 16:11   #3
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I tow all the time with my motor on, and use a spring loaded transom saver. When stored on the trailer, I put a cinder block under the motor then stack a wood pieces until the motor weight is transferred to the ground.
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Thanks that saved me asking...lol
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There are a couple of different styles of transom saves. As you can see in the photo above it is designed to fit over a roller. Mine is the same thing which I got for $15 so I modified it to work with my trailer which does not have a roller, so I built some brackets to keep it in place. Your trailer setup dictates the type you need to purchase.
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