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Old 04 March 2012, 07:24   #81
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This is what the Honda Manual says....

"The Motor should be trailered in the normal running position or by using a transom saver bar"
I've tried trailering in the normal running position, by mistake didn't do the skeg any good at all so since then I just take my chance on that catch working and the hydraulics keeping the engine up, but I like your idea mick, are you going into mass production?
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Old 04 March 2012, 08:15   #82
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Came up with this idea what do you think, and put the light board in its proper place but I don't like it do low
Still not quite right but getting closer. Props could be inside the trailer board which would be perfect.

I'd change the plastic for something stronger as its not doing anything. The engines still being held by their main ram which if failed (unlikely) would just push through that plastic and drag the road (assuming they reach).

It's all ifs n buts, you should see how some of ours gets towed. One was collected this week by a customer with no straps and a trailerboard but no electrics fitted to the car :nono:

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Old 04 March 2012, 09:15   #83
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I borrowed Nashers idea on this for my opti 200 and just used a nice block of wood and attach a small ratchet around the leg to the outboard bracket. Just take up the bite on the wood with the PTT.
Very cheap and effective.
Sorry no pic of my own in operation but here's the one I copied from Nasher. Cheers Nasher!
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Old 04 March 2012, 09:22   #84
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For 8 years I towed with twin Honda 90's on the transom - putting up well over 5,000 miles on some of the worst roads in Ireland - anybody been to Achill Island will testify to that .

The engines were always raised with the locking arms in position and I never ever had any problems .

Here is a photo, minus the prop bags, which brings back a few memories .

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Old 04 March 2012, 09:32   #85
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For 8 years I towed with twin Honda 90's on the transom - putting up well over 5,000 miles on some of the worst roads in Ireland - anybody been to Achill Island will testify to that .

The engines were always raised with the locking arms in position and I never ever had any problems .

Here is a photo, minus the prop bags, which brings back a few memories .
Who nicked the light board arms between you having it and me getting it can you remember how long they where don't think the ones I got will be long enough.
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For 8 years I towed with twin Honda 90's on the transom...Here is a photo, minus the prop bags, which brings back a few memories .

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I'm surprised the photo wasn't minus the lighting board too
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It's very low I think I will have to do some measuring cutting and welding to get it higher up.
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It's very low I think I will have to do some measuring cutting and welding to get it higher up.
I was thinking more in terms of the length of the arms. There's an interesting cantilever at work there
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This looks good but expensive from US

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This looks good but expensive from US

MOTO-STOP TRANSOM SAVER FITS TRIM RODS MOTOR SUPPORT | eBay

and this one fits leg to trailer which is probably better for taking the weight off the transom.

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