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Old 01 April 2016, 06:47   #1
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Transom Saver

Hello,

find this video https://youtu.be/7wAUUIrodw4 in a Brasilian Forum, the suggestion that they give to small motors is any good, it┤s safe??? can we consider to transport our combo in that way???

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Old 01 April 2016, 10:55   #2
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Antonio;

You're going to get as many answers as posters, I think. I personally wouldn't trailer for any length without supporting the motor; others feel differently.

My use of motor support started after watching the motor on my SIB pendulum fore/aft while trailering. Finding a way of blocking the steering is desirable on a tiller steered motor as well. I believe support reduces stress on the transom and motor mount. That has carried over to my RIB, and is part of my standard trailering regime.

Safe? Can't see why it wouldn't be. Necessary? Who knows?

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Old 01 April 2016, 11:44   #3
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I make sure my bunks and keel bunk are under the transom then lift the engine put a piece of hard wood or plastic rod between the gap engine to saddle and rest the engine then a ratchet strap from the engine to the trailer tight plus ratchet straps from the transom to the trailer. Done that for years with no problems.or if you can put the engine down without it getting damaged so it's high enough on the trailer I leave it like that just put a strap on to stop it slewing from side to side.

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Old 01 April 2016, 14:59   #4
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Tks, for the comments...

well my Honda does not leave an acceptable gap to put anything considerable in... so the transom saver is apparently the solution... will see.

it's 42kg,,, that make me scratch my head.... :P

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What's 42 kg? The transom saver? Must be made of uranium.

They must have missed a decimal point. Mine is like 4 lbs, with an added bungie strap and plastic mounting block.

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Have a look for M-ywedge. Got one delivered from the states. An excellent little piece of kit. Easy to install and it works like a dream. Supports my opti 225 with no problem.
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What's 42 kg? The transom saver? Must be made of uranium.

They must have missed a decimal point. Mine is like 4 lbs, with an added bungie strap and plastic mounting block.

jky
lol.... the motor weight.... ahahahahah
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Have a look for M-ywedge. Got one delivered from the states. An excellent little piece of kit. Easy to install and it works like a dream. Supports my opti 225 with no problem.
tks,,,
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