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Old 21 March 2018, 03:34   #1
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Towing on a trailer

Hi I have a 4 metre honwave and 20hp 4 stroke. Iíve been told I shouldnít tow the boat with the outboard on the transom. Is this the case?

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Old 21 March 2018, 09:32   #2
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Think this subject has been done to death TBH. Have a search back through past threads. All debates seem to come to the conclusion - folks can't agree on what's best to do with a particular trailer / sib / engine set up.
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You can, I would advise support between the engine leg (just above the cav plate) and the trailer. In addition a block of wood between the saddle and the engine(to take the place of the normal shallow drive catch)
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Old 21 March 2018, 09:37   #4
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P.S I've got a Honwave 3.5m on a trailer and 20hp 4 stroke tohatsu.
I only tow it very short distances and very cautiously with the engine on the transom. The engine goes in the boot the remainder of the time. I must say that my trailer tows much better without the engine bobbing about on the back reducing the nose weight of the trailer.
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If the boat isnít up to towing with the engine on the transom I wouldnít really fancy taking it out on the water and using it ......
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Old 21 March 2018, 15:47   #7
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If the boat isnít up to towing with the engine on the transom I wouldnít really fancy taking it out on the water and using it ......
That would be my thoughts too! if it cant take a short journey with the engine on hows it going to cope with the thrust of the engine ragging the transom about as you turn and wave jump etc
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I tow my Honwave sometimes with the outboard on the transom, I have a support roller directly under the transom to take some strain and I also strap the engine to the trailer so as to take some strain of it as well, for long distances I would put the engine in the car though
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Old 26 March 2018, 03:06   #9
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towing

i,ve towed mine bolted on the transom thousands of miles always have never had problems wouldn't want an engine in the car or boat floating around.
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