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Old 26 February 2017, 14:22   #1
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When towing do you just use the makers swing into place engine supports usually one each side of engine.
In this case the engine is a 125 Evinrude v4 two stroke putting a fairly heavy weight on the Transom.
Or do you buy a third party support from engine to transom if so where from
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Old 26 February 2017, 15:18   #2
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I just place a piece of 6x6" secured on the transom.
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Maybe I'm wrong but if you use boat don't you make more stress to transom ?

If you worry about transportation it means you do not trust transom/boat ?

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And this Evinrude doesn't has towing support ?
As described in the manual ?

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Maybe I'm wrong but if you use boat don't you make more stress to transom ?

If you worry about transportation it means you do not trust transom/boat ?

>>>>>>>>>>>>

And this Evinrude doesn't has towing support ?
As described in the manual ?



Afaik, Evinrude are the only manufacturer to fit a proper trailering support to their engines. The aim of supports isn't to reduce strain on the transom, as Matt says, the transom souls be up to it. The support is to reduce strain on the hydraulics on the trim & tilt.
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Perhaps Evinrude have moved on great piece of advertising,my fault I did not explain that this engine and very well built Chinock Sea fury are over 20years old
I have seen many a Rib over the years supported when towing with apiece of wood between engine and transom all makes and sizes
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Perhaps Evinrude have moved on great piece of advertising,my fault I did not explain that this engine and very well built Chinock Sea fury are over 20years old


I think your engine will still have the trailering support, as shown in Matts photo.
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It Has lock in place brackets NOT like these but the full engine weight still goes on the transom when going over Pot holes ect
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It Has lock in place brackets NOT like these but the full engine weight still goes on the transom when going over Pot holes ect


I'm not quite sure what you're trying to achieve. If you use a block of wood or other proprietary support, you aren't actually relieving the weight on the transom. It's still there hanging on the transom. The only way to reduce the weight on the transom, is to transfer the engine weight to the trailer. There are brackets available that pick up the rear of the trailer & cradle the leg. Unless the boat is solidly strapped to the trailer so that there is no relative movement between the 2, the boat will move but the engine will not, as it's fixed to the trailer. Theoretically this could actually make the situation worse. The stresses placed on the transom by the engine are far higher whilst running in the water than by trailering. (Imo)
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The stresses placed on the transom by the engine are far higher whilst running in the water than by trailering. (Imo)
+1 there were my thoughts
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Dave is right the transom is built to withstand all those pressures whilst traveling, plus there are plenty of blocks/supports to slot in to protect the hydraulic rams and the engine lowered onto it will keep it tight and stop movement,your trailer suspension will do the rest.
i dont like the way that engine in the photo has been fitted with the clamp not resting on top of the transom or have spacers fitted now i would be bothered towing that one, unless i am seeing it wrong cant zoom in
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