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#12664693 - 03/08/18 11:47 PM M-Y wedge
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3363
Loc: Arlington
Looking for a new transom saver. I currently use the old style that slides on the trailer roller and the lower unit but the rubber nubs are always breaking and then my lower unit gets scratched up. I have a Mercury 115 with a single ram cylinder so that limits my options. I came across this one today and the price is right but I don't know if I really trust it and thought that someone might have experience with it and could give some feedback. The other issue is that my unit has a slow bleed down and will gradually lower the unit ( I know I need to fix it but I haven't had the chance and it only does it out of the water so I have been putting it ont he back burner) so I am not sure if this saver would really hold up to the weight of the motor trying to compress it.

It's the M-Y wedge http://www.m-ywedge.com/

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#12664706 - 03/09/18 02:17 AM Re: M-Y wedge [Re: Bobby Milam]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1282
Loc: Cisco,tx
Ill stay old school

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#12665848 - 03/09/18 07:19 PM Re: M-Y wedge [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3363
Loc: Arlington
I would be fine with the old transom saver if it would last. Having to keep buying the repair part with the rubber pads at $11 per side, it is just not worth it any more. I stopped by Cabelas today and picked up the m-y wedge and am going to give it a try.

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#12665866 - 03/09/18 07:43 PM Re: M-Y wedge [Re: Bobby Milam]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 730
Loc: San Angelo
I used to always fold a towel up and put it between the transom saver and lower unit.

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#12667060 - 03/10/18 09:04 PM Re: M-Y wedge [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3363
Loc: Arlington
Well, just to give an update in case anyone else is thinking about it, I put it on last night and lowered the motor to see how it held up over night. Worked fine. I took the boat out today to see how it did on the road. It seems to do what they say. The boat seemed secure and I didn't see any unusual bouncing of the motor going down the road. Really easy to put on and takes up no space to store. For $40 I am pretty pleased. We will see how it holds up long term. It seems to be made of pretty stiff rubber like material and has just a little give for about an inch when you lower the motor onto it.

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