I have a soft bottom Mercury 340 air deck with a 9.9 Mercury. I no longer use it as a tender but now want to leave it on a trailer. I plan on using a flat bottom utility trailer with custom bunks under the tubes. I just want to hear a few opinions on whether or not it is safe to tow it Down the highway with the Mercury 9.9 on the back. I could take it off every time I transport it but that is a pain. The motor would probably hang off the back of the trailer leaving all of the weight on the transom of the boat.
Thanks for any opinions
Trailered and stored my 14' Achilles/Honda 40 for about 5 years. I found that a transom saver (between the LU and trailer) reduced the pendulum action of the motor while on the road (without it, I could see the transom rocking fore/aft on every bump.) I also rigged up a way to keep the motor from flopping side to side (tiller steered.)
Having seen this post I am now wondering the same ?
I have a Honwave 3.50 and a 20hp 4 stroke Honda motor which I figure may be a little heavy to trailer or can it be done with a transom saver ?
If so, where would I obtain one in the UK please ?