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#12273060 - 06/01/17 10:17 AM Transom Saver
R.J.E. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 847
Looking for a new transom saver, my current one has the swivel things on it and the rubber on them keeps wearing out. I saw the one made by Pro Rule the other day on a fishing show but to me it looked like the motor weight would still be on the transom, are there any other ones out there?

#12273069 - 06/01/17 10:22 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2374
Loc: Shady Shores,Tx

#12273084 - 06/01/17 10:28 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4026
Loc: texas
The weight of the motor will always be on the transom, it's attached to it. Even though the older
" transom savers " attach the lower unit to the trailer the transom still bears the weight of the motor. The newer style like the Pro Rule simply hold the motor in an upright position as does the older model, or it was suppose to but rarely did. The newer models are much more effective at doing their job but the motor is still attached to the transom and carries the weight. I use the Motor Mate and like how easy it is to use and is 100% effective.

Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (06/01/17 10:30 AM)
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#12273103 - 06/01/17 10:36 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 12148
Loc: Plano,Texas
Check out the Pro Rule version. I have it on an FX21 and love it.

#12273155 - 06/01/17 10:51 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
LinkLowrance Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 554
Loc: On the Wheel
Motor Mate for me on my 250 Pro XS. Love it

#12273364 - 06/01/17 12:23 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
R.J.E. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 847
Ok thanks guy's.

#12273577 - 06/01/17 02:19 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4347
Loc: nederland, TX
Motor mate

#12273770 - 06/01/17 03:56 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: the skipper]
cliffnbc Offline

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 95
Largemouth Lous for me.........Love it.
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Be The Match

#12273772 - 06/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2330
Loc: McKinney, TX
Pro-Rule. Good product, excellent customer service experience.
David Burton
2015 Skeeter FX 21

...and down goes PhotoBucket with the new Terms of Service... I predict they will be out of business or begging for forgiveness inside a month. 6/30/2017

#12273785 - 06/01/17 04:03 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
lodell23 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 749
Loc: Denton TX
Motor mate
Texas A&M ‘22

#12273807 - 06/01/17 04:14 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: lodell23]
Chet Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1544
Loc: Ft Worth
Originally Posted By: lodell23
Motor mate


#12273824 - 06/01/17 04:19 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
Desert Angler Offline

Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Midland Texas
Your transom can take the force from your boat going 70+ MPH, hitting waves, and everything else you put it through on the water, I think it can support the motor going down the road. Motor Mate for me as well thumb

#12273928 - 06/01/17 05:10 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
Troutnout Offline

Registered: 05/31/14
Posts: 316
Loc: Port Neches Tx and Zavalla Tx
My old way of thinking has changed after I made a walk thru the Skeeter plant with Darby. I am not sure about others, but on a Skeeter, the jack plate is bolted to an aluminum bracket inside the transom which is directly bolted to an aluminum bracket that is glassed into the stringer. So basically, your motor on a Skeeter is not even using the transom for support.
Official Wannabe

#12273932 - 06/01/17 05:13 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
kevine80 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 716
Loc: humble texas

#12273939 - 06/01/17 05:17 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
SK1 Offline

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 294
The mount should support the weight of the the motor on the transom and the trim. Most motors 200 to 250hp weigh between 400 and 500 + lbs. That's a lot of weight bouncing freely on the transom while cruising down a bumpy road. If you can cut wear and tare in half by using the proper mount that saves your transom as well as your trim, why that's just common sense.Any support helps. Newer model mounts only protect the trim and not the transom. Brightside, most boat manufacturers have lifetime warranty on there transoms. Better safe than sorry.

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