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Old 29 July 2016, 05:11   #11
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Unfortunately, I have no picture of it, but will try and describe mine.
I had similar kind of dilemma, but mine was on a bunked trailer. I had an off cut of 3" x 3" fence post lying around, and fashioned my own 'transom saver' from it, and it worked a treat.
On one end, I cut a 'V' shape in it, for the lower unit of the leg to sit in, then glued in a piece of flat rubber to protect. The other end was cut and shaped to accomodate the shape of where it sat, which was underneath the rear bunk support, just under the transom. The engine was then tilted all the way up to get past the different locking positions, then lowered onto the saver. I then used a quick release strap, to hold it all in place, which created a 'triangle' and it was solid, no movement at all, from the engine or the transom.
Sounds like your setup is going to be my best bet...do you use a winch for recovery?

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Old 29 July 2016, 05:15   #12
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this is my set up on a bunk trailer lift engine up slot plastic rod in lower down fasten with a single ratchet strap job done.

engine in down position in these though
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Old 29 July 2016, 05:29   #13
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Sounds like your setup is going to be my best bet...do you use a winch for recovery?

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There is a winch on the trailer, but whether I use it, depends on recovery conditions and depth of water, angle of slip, etc...!

Most of the time, winch was not needed, but occasionally used, if needed.
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Old 29 July 2016, 05:42   #14
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Thats kind of what I'm doing at the moment minus transporting the outboard on the sib. However, the problem I find with the transom wheels is that when I'm in the water it is extremely difficult to remove them because the buoyancy tends to force the wheels upwards but to remove them I need to unscrew and force the wheels down wards to unhook! Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but It is such an effort!


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I've only had my HW out the once. I fitted the transom wheels whilst standing in the water, wasn't to hard. Sure I read somewhere that someone had filled or part filled the tyres with water making submerging easier?!
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Old 29 July 2016, 06:15   #15
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What model wheels do you have Seasure?

I had just the same problem and solved it for under 20 with new solid wheels that have negative buoyancy... what an improvement.

See here...Best wheels/tyres for transom wheels.

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What model wheels do you have Seasure?

I had just the same problem and solved it for under 20 with new solid wheels that have negative buoyancy... what an improvement.

See here...Best wheels/tyres for transom wheels.

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I bought mine off ebay they are large pneumatic ones with an orange centre. I came across the solid ones you have right now but I thought it would be easier to use the pneumatics on sand... But like everything it's a trade off
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What model wheels do you have Seasure?

I had just the same problem and solved it for under 20 with new solid wheels that have negative buoyancy... what an improvement.

See here...Best wheels/tyres for transom wheels.

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My solution to the buoyant wheel problem was to get 4" stainless stubs welded on. They sit just above the transom when in the up positiClick image for larger version

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