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Old 07 July 2011, 15:39   #11
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doesn't that put too much strain on the outboard? I would want to tow from something more structural...

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Secured to what.... The transom ?

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Old 07 July 2011, 16:35   #12
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Have experience with small turboschwing icw. zodiac pro7 super for skiing.
I think the construction is super with small amount of force for transom.

Thinking of buying the tow/ resque version for my searider (when i have the money) its expensive yes i think so but its a good product. You can stand on the towresque if there are any problems with propellor.

towing a skier or boat is safe because towing point is behind engine and angle can be adjusted.
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Old 07 July 2011, 16:46   #13
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Secured to what.... The transom ?

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fair point
I suppose I was thinking that you are focusing more force onto the points of the transom which are already taking the weight / vibration / etc. of the engine - my totally illogical / not thought through intuitive feel is that a point elsewhere on the transom would spread force across the transom giving a spread of force, rather than point based stress...

intuition is a dangerous thing - and I am sure that they have tested it!

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Old 08 July 2011, 03:11   #14
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Ah, missed the mounting instructions, I was interested before I saw them - but I wouldnt add anything to the outside side of the transom that is to take weight like that
As far as I can see as others have said it attaches to the outboard bolts = strongest part of the boat!
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My only concern would be if it wasn't fitted really well it would wear the Ali outboard saddle and loosen that bolts

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As far as I can see as others have said it attaches to the outboard bolts = strongest part of the boat!
Yes, but I mean the leverage that it will cause against the bolts is what I would worry about
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Yes, but I mean the leverage that it will cause against the bolts is what I would worry about
Agree with this. An outboard most of the time is pushing against the transom. Now you would have maybe 12 stone guy plus kinetic energy plus the bracket levering on a soft aluminium saddle

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Old 08 July 2011, 04:52   #18
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The force even a twenty stone guy is capadle of pulling on a piece of sting will be very small compared to the force and leverage of an engine shoving your boat out of a hole in the water.
If in doubt double bolt the transom.
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The maximum pulling force on the transom can only ever equal the pushing force of the engine. If the majority of the pushing force of the engine is transmitted throught the bolts and the pulling force of the turbo swing is also through the bolts thus there is no lever effect. I would consider this product a very easy product on transoms as the max pulling force effected on the transom assuming that it is tied to an imovable object is zero.
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Not quite, as the prop is pushing low on the end of the leg the saddle takes the leverage and pushes on the bottem and pulls on the top.
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