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Old 14 April 2015, 05:41   #11
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This is what mine looks like
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Old 14 April 2015, 06:38   #12
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Thank you All for your replies and thoughts on this.
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I have decided to use a transom engine saver (see pic).
Wishing you all safe boating!
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Old 14 April 2015, 07:36   #13
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Yep that's what I'm imagining
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Old 14 April 2015, 07:48   #14
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Might be of interest jwatson. Check fleaby first you might get one cheaper but the ones I've seen are from the U.S.

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Old 14 April 2015, 08:10   #15
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You can make your own cheap enough, mine is home built.
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Hi jwatson, Ahha we're on the same page. Seems to me slanting the engine in anyway reduces the DIRECT down force on the anticav "jig" and adding to the transom stress.
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Old 14 April 2015, 14:51   #17
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It's not the weight that's the problem though it's the twisting / levering action. Anyway, I've got a very simple design I'm going to implement when I paint the trailer at the weekend.
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Old 14 April 2015, 18:46   #18
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Post some pictures of the end result jwatson!
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Old 15 April 2015, 12:47   #19
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Here is a primitive but similar version of what I'll be left with
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Old 15 April 2015, 16:23   #20
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Interesting! Make sure there's no movement between the wood and the outboard or you'll through the paint. I'd be tempted to line with carpet or something similar.
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