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04-21-2019 09:35 PM
aofisher
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Originally Posted by snagged up View Post
I vote TRANSOM SAVER.
The name says it all.
Bigger motors especially IMO.
My 17 year old transom has had one from day one.
Lots of miles including dirt roads.
No problems.

Someone has told me in a PM that they have a similar trailer and the optional "transom saver" is a poor design. The bolt used to secure the lower part of the said "transom saver" broke. The bend in the "transom saver" looks like another weak point. I was going to get one before I read that...
04-21-2019 03:49 PM
snagged up I vote TRANSOM SAVER.
The name says it all.
Bigger motors especially IMO.
My 17 year old transom has had one from day one.
Lots of miles including dirt roads.
No problems.

04-21-2019 02:29 PM
aofisher Transducer works fine on plane at 25.8 mph and over 30 mph too. Beginners luck on installing that thing.

Crappies were hungry yesterday. Wipers too. We took some of them out of their misery. They will never the feel gnawing pain of hunger again.
04-11-2019 09:31 AM
aofisher
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Originally Posted by macman View Post
Congrats on the new boat AO. It’s your boat and you get to make any decision you want about where to fish and how to take care of things.

In regards to transom care, something is better than nothing. My vote is transom saver. The wedge keeps engine from dropping and supports it to a degree. Saver keeps engine weight/load from bucking and constantly transferring energy to transom imo.

Plenty of guys use wedge and swear by it, ymmv
Thanks. As I said, I'll probably get a traditional transom saver. It's just not a priority at this time. The cost is insignificant, but not having to mess with the transom saver is super nice.

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Originally Posted by slayerfish View Post
I just like having my sensitive parts supported!
Hopefully you don't need it when you doing the deed with Mrs...
04-11-2019 09:26 AM
slayerfish Yah my engine when vertical touches the ground so I must trim it up for trailering thereby infering the use of a transom saver. Who knows. I just like having my sensitive parts supported!
04-10-2019 08:50 PM
macman Congrats on the new boat AO. Itís your boat and you get to make any decision you want about where to fish and how to take care of things.

In regards to transom care, something is better than nothing. My vote is transom saver. The wedge keeps engine from dropping and supports it to a degree. Saver keeps engine weight/load from bucking and constantly transferring energy to transom imo.

Plenty of guys use wedge and swear by it, ymmv
04-10-2019 07:13 PM
aofisher
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Originally Posted by waterfowler View Post
lol, I like your style and happy to hear that your life is currently in order. Unfortunately I should have provided additional clarity as it related to my intended definition of "stability", but at this stage I will regress and just hope you and your family have fun and safe usage of the new boat (which is very nice BTW) with minimal maintenance issues.
I think you meant mental stability, or something along that line, but what fun is there is responding: "I am very clear minded? I already laid out the arguments for not needing a transom saver when I responded to Tangler and others anyway. Lots of people on either side of the argument. I tend to be contrarian, but as long tend to be agnostic. As the great Rumsfeld once said: "There are unknown unknows."
04-10-2019 06:32 PM
waterfowler lol, I like your style and happy to hear that your life is currently in order. Unfortunately I should have provided additional clarity as it related to my intended definition of "stability", but at this stage I will regress and just hope you and your family have fun and safe usage of the new boat (which is very nice BTW) with minimal maintenance issues.

With that, given the investment that you have made and the amount of data available (to which at minimum indicates the use of a transom saver won't shorten the life of your transom), it would seem reasonable for a guy like you to re-evaluate such a small purchase that could provide significant added "insurance".

Either way, doesn't matter to me. I wish you the best and look forward to more bloody photos.
04-10-2019 04:06 PM
aofisher
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Originally Posted by waterfowler View Post
Been here the whole time, enjoying the playful banter.

You seem like a smart dude who has a deeper thought process and likes to stir the pot, personality traits I can relate too and appreciate.

However your basis of opinion on uselessness (vs. usefulness) of a transom saver have me perplexed on your current stability.
Good to know you enjoyed the thread. I strive very hard to entertain! As for my current stability, there is a reason why I am pulled the trigger on a new boat this year... Not to brag, but my credit is the best it has ever been, the job is safe (fingers crossed), my wife still loves me (at least enough to allow me to buy a boat), I feel good enough about having reliable boating partners (it is a pain to unload and load a boat by yourself)... I have been through worse times.
04-10-2019 04:00 PM
aofisher
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Originally Posted by tangler View Post
But, I thought you bought the rubber block?
The rubber block is not a traditional transom saver. The term transom saver would imply that a device is somehow relieving stress on a transom. In the case of the rubber block, all of the weight of the motor still rests on the transom. On a traditional transom saver, some weight/force is transferred to the trailer. I should emphasize ďsomeĒ weight/force, because most of the weight/force still rests on the transom, even with a transom saver. The only thing a transom saver really does is to reduce torsional force applied to the lower end as your boat bounces up and down on a trailer. In a vertical position, that torsional force is non-existent. In fact, mercury recommends the engine be trailered in a vertical position, without a transom saver. If there isnít enough ground clearance then the engine should be trimmed up and a transom saver should be used.
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