Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Dardar, Craigc1, Wreched75, MinMirny, lakefork15
106376 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86935
hopalong 78792
Pilothawk 75581
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65741
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58872
Tritonman 57723
LoneStarSon® 53711
SkeeterRonnie 53103
facebook
Forum Stats
106376 Members
61 Forums
862077 Topics
12252641 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12273060 - 06/01/17 10:17 AM Transom Saver
R.J.E. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 775
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?

Top
#12273069 - 06/01/17 10:22 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
lipjerk Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2275
Loc: Lantana,Tx

Top
#12273084 - 06/01/17 10:28 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2018
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)
_________________________
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"
Forest Gump

Top
#12273103 - 06/01/17 10:36 AM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
forkduc Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11331
Loc: Plano,Texas
Check out the Pro Rule version. I have it on an FX21 and love it.

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

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 417
Loc: On the Wheel
Motor Mate for me on my 250 Pro XS. Love it

Top
#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: 775
Ok thanks guy's.

Top
#12273577 - 06/01/17 02:19 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
the skipper Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2979
Loc: nederland, TX
Motor mate

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

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 95
Largemouth Lous for me.........Love it.
_________________________
2016 Basscat Cougar FTD
Denali Rods Pro Staff www.denalirods.com
National Marrow Donor Program
Be The Match www.marrow.org

Top
#12273772 - 06/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Transom Saver [Re: R.J.E.]
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1962
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

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

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 652
Loc: Denton TX
Motor mate

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

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1410
Loc: Ft Worth
Originally Posted By: lodell23
Motor mate


This
_________________________

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

Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 191
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

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

Registered: 05/31/14
Posts: 315
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

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

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 523
Loc: humble texas
motormate

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

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 292
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide