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Old 24 February 2005, 15:13   #11
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I'm intrigued as to why you put a bilge pump on the outside to pump water in?

We normally do it the other way round!
My guess would be something to do with a livewell and fishing?
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Old 24 February 2005, 20:09   #12
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Something Fishy

Thought I was doing something wrong!
Actually it is for a live bait tank that sits behind the pods and circulates fresh water to it.
Have a cast net that i can trap a tank full of small baits with a couple of throws and then off to the kelp beds to catch some Yellowtail
OK ,havn't actually caught one yet! but getting close
(Catch Bonita/barracuda/sculpin/halibut)
You can see the tank below. I made it interchangeable with a lockable bin. So installed for fishing and then the bin goes in for cruising for storage,
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Old 29 October 2005, 14:29   #13
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I happen to agree. I think that towing with 260lbs of motor cantilevered off the transom without any support is a disaster in the making. Jamming a piece of wood so close to the pivot is not the answer - but it seems that nobody in the UK sells transom savers. There are several different types readily available in the U.S. The only thing I can think is that Brits are too mean to buy one, but it seems like a false economy to me. You can take it from this that I think transom savers are a good idea.

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Limeydal,

I'm intrigued as to why you put a bilge pump on the outside to pump water in?

We normally do it the other way round!
so am i
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Old 29 October 2005, 16:12   #15
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circulates water to the bait tank. See two posts back with photo.
Also I carry a length of hose ,so in case the bilge pump fails (yes i have that one on the inside ) then I can slide off the bait tank pump and drop it into the sump and its ready to act as a manual bilge pump.
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Old 29 October 2005, 18:18   #16
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Can't see the point of a support between the outboard leg and trailer, it's a waste of time and money IMHO!
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Andy,
I'm no engineer, but just went on experience from my earlier SIBS.
Whenever I was trailering the SIB without one;I could easily see the flex on the transom area as I bounced along.So must be producing uneccessary wear and tear.
I know the RIb with its integral hull is a lot stiffer ,but just seems that anything that takes the weight off the leg and transmits it directly to the trailer;has to help.
You have to hold it up anyway,whether block of wood or transom saver;so I find it does the job for little cost.( Also IMHO)
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I'm of the opinion that If one jumps waves and has a lot of power going through the transom whilst accelerating a 750kg/something boat to max speed then the gentle bouncing a trailer dose on the road is pretty mild in comparison.

I agree that if you can't prop a outboard clear of the road then a support leg is the way to go, but not between the trailer and leg. Put it between the transom and leg as I would worry that any movement of the boat on the trailer might damage the leg during transit.

As most modern outboards have hydraulic trim and tilt, why not just rely on this to keep the outboard up whilst in transit? Hydrulics are very reliable and designed to take a lot of abuse.
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Old 30 October 2005, 02:39   #19
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I had a problem through using the tilt support pin,eventually I was told just to use the hydraulics as a transom saver wasnt readily available.I used a metal bar sheathed in rubber pipe eventually located through the bracket forward of the hydraulic ram but this wasnt ideal as it marked the bracket.
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