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 Post subject: Transom saver
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:28 pm 
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So I was coming back from down south and stayed the night in the pas. Left early in the morning and somewhere between there and Thompson my transom saver broke and slid all the way to my drive way. Not sure how long it slid for but about 2" of it was wore off. Now my motor crept down as well. No seal leaking or anything that I can see hope everything is good. Luckily I never took off the lower unit ad it just scraped the bottom of the scag like 1/8". And luckily the rest of the transom saver roughy 3 ft didn't dig into a bump because then I wouldn't want to think what would happen. What is the best position to have them in like the motor just snug up to it or all the weight of the motor on the transom saver. Any input is helpful. Thx Darren


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 Post subject: Re: Transom saver
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:48 am 
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Close call Darren. I did a lot of trailering afew years ago out of necessity, and I always snugged the motor down until there was sufficient pressure to keep it from moving. (without bending it). I also used a ratchet type strap which was wrapped around the lower end to keep the motor from swinging left or right. (figured there was no point in using one, if the motor bounced around which they tend to do if not centred). This might seem like overkill, but a little extra is better than too little. Grump


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 Post subject: Re: Transom saver
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:36 pm 
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Your hydros, should have held it though, if they settled, there is probably a reason for it. I one time had my hydros "fall" on me periodically, and it turned out there was a piece of dirt/fine gravel had gotten past the seal and into the unit. A couple of oil changes flushed it out. Maybe check all seals and change your oil in the hydraulics.

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 Post subject: Re: Transom saver
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Most bigger outboards have a factory built in motor rest that holds the weight of the motor over the transom...That is all that I use on my 1700 fisherman with a 130 Honda


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 Post subject: Re: Transom saver
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Ya my yamaha has a flip down tab that holds the motor up like that but wasnt sure what yamaha suggests as I don't have the manual for it. I know Guys were saying that those were for working on it only and not for traveling because the motor is to far up and would bounce even more. Wish I could just trim it all the way down but cant because the lower unit would drag. Thanks for all the input though.


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