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Old 01 August 2016, 08:58   #1
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Transom saver

Until recently I'd never heard of these. I will only be trailer ingredients my Honwave T40 about 1 1/2 miles to and from the slipway. I intend to keep the engine on all the time. Is a transom saver necessary?
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Old 01 August 2016, 10:18   #2
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Should be fine over such a short distance as long as you don't go flying over loads of speed bumps.
When I take my trailered sib and go camping I keep the engine on once I set up camp - I'm happy to tow it 15 miles or so at sedate speeds from camp to launch site and back.
Depending on your trailer set up it might be easy to fashion a makeshift transom saver from wood.
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Until recently I'd never heard of these. I will only be trailer ingredients my Honwave T40 about 1 1/2 miles to and from the slipway. I intend to keep the engine on all the time. Is a transom saver necessary?

I have trailered my Zodiac sib down to Spain and back many times over, and never used a transom saver, all was fine, I now trail my RIB same journey and home to the sea, in the UK however I do use a block of wood on the RIB engine.

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Block of wood or plastic between engine and clamp plus strap down to hold firm travel for miles no probs.

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I will only be trailer ingredients

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