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Old 10 May 2013, 10:12   #21
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Originally Posted by mister p View Post
Well, if you don't tow it with the engine down that removes that as a possibility of stressing the transom incorrectly.
Towing with the engine down is the correct way though, why would you suggest anything different
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In reality it MAKES NO DIFFERENCE whether the motor is up or down when you tow it unless it's on a Sib.

The transom is built to take people giving it full throttle from stationary and being launched off waves etc.
Towing it with a car really isn't going to make a blind bit of difference and if the transom is cracking where the OP's is, it's from the top of the transom being pulled BACKWARDS-the way it is in normal use- or the cracks wouldn't have appeared there.
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