Originally Posted by greenkeg
i just can't understand why they don't sell them over here they are just a spring loaded shock absorber that fits between the trailer and engine leg,tony
I use one. However, I usually compress mine so there's no spring left in the spring. It ends up being pretty much a solid rod that the motor sits on. Given the configuration of my boat and trailer, I run mine between the LU and the welded lip on the hull (aluminum hull) as I can't reach the trailers rear crossmember without a lot of modification.
I used one on the Achilles, as well, as you could watch the motor and transom wobbling fore and aft while on the trailer. The support bracket stopped that.
One other note: I used a Fulton unit (painted steel, comes with some little blue rubber pills that act as cushions); it's trash. Generally lasted less than a season. The current one (don't remember the brand) is made of aluminum, and has lasted for over a year so far, and shows no sign of locking up like the Fulton one did.