texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
shadyman, Brasberry, Ryan Butler, Hemingway, TxFalcon
109269 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,106
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,521
John175® 69,819
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,669
Tritonman 58,392
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,776
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,035
Posts12,998,949
Members109,269
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT #12835076
07/20/18 01:21 PM
07/20/18 01:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,158
Williams Creek, Lake Fork
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline OP
Extreme Angler
HARD WORKN HAROLD  Offline OP
Extreme Angler

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,158
Williams Creek, Lake Fork
Backed into the guard rail at Minnow bucket,POW, slightly embarrassing since there was a weigh in going on, wrecked my prop, which I had fixed the next monday. About a month later, I notice some play in my motor. When I loaded the boat, I looked at the transom, and it was a little loose at the top (about 1-1/2 of play). Call insurance, Progressive, which by the way, never had a problem with, and their conclusion was that the Talons and jack plate caused my problem with the transom. Too much weight, blah, blah, blah.They could not find evidence of a collision with the guard rail. The question here is not about my problem, but, how much weight can you put on the back(transom) of your boat? How far back can you mount something? I'm guessing there must be some kind of limits, but I've never heard of any. Definetly going to try to find out.


DON'T LET THE CLOTHES FOOL YA
Life is too short to fish with a dead crickett!
Bass Fishing Ad
Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12835079
07/20/18 01:23 PM
07/20/18 01:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 54,776
Highway 1
Mark Perry Online content
Super Freak
Mark Perry  Online Content
Super Freak

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 54,776
Highway 1
The boat manufacturer is probably the best place to get that info since there are various differences in materials and how they are built.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12835088
07/20/18 01:29 PM
07/20/18 01:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,297
Trophy Club, TX
Ken A. Online content
TFF Guru
Ken A.  Online Content
TFF Guru

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,297
Trophy Club, TX
Good question. With 500+ pound outboards, hydraulic jackplates, talons, Powerpoles, etc there is a lot of weight hanging off the back of the boat.

I would be curious what the boat manufacturer would say as well.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12835491
07/20/18 05:57 PM
07/20/18 05:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 919
Big Sandy, TX
L
LittleGazoo Offline
Pro Angler
LittleGazoo  Offline
Pro Angler
L

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 919
Big Sandy, TX
If your motor horsepower does not exceed the boat manufacturer's rating, then jackplate & Talons or Power poles really don't add that much more weight.

Think your getting a run around.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12835545
07/20/18 06:26 PM
07/20/18 06:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,158
Williams Creek, Lake Fork
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline OP
Extreme Angler
HARD WORKN HAROLD  Offline OP
Extreme Angler

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,158
Williams Creek, Lake Fork
Well actually, the further back you mount the motor and Talons adds quite a bit of stress on the transom,(fulcrum and all that)it doesn't have to be over HP, but you are correct, they are trying the run around trick. I'm semi shocked there is no stated limit on the weight you can hang and how far back you can put it. Talked with Ranger factory and Skeeter factory, and both people I spoke with had never heard of such a question. Neither one has any spec on how far back you can go or how much weight you can have. In this day and age of crazies(myself included)you would think they would have to have some kind of spec.


DON'T LET THE CLOTHES FOOL YA
Life is too short to fish with a dead crickett!
Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12835556
07/20/18 06:33 PM
07/20/18 06:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 54,776
Highway 1
Mark Perry Online content
Super Freak
Mark Perry  Online Content
Super Freak

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 54,776
Highway 1
Some manufacturers install the jackplates and Power Poles at the factory. If they exceeded any limits you figure they would not do that.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836254
07/21/18 04:01 AM
07/21/18 04:01 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 7,330
Boerne, Texas
G
grout-scout Online content
TFF Celebrity
grout-scout  Online Content
TFF Celebrity
G

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 7,330
Boerne, Texas
I know there’s a limit with the Ranger tin line, long thread on BBC about a failed transom due to dual talons. Apparently it voids the warranty on those boats.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836360
07/21/18 11:58 AM
07/21/18 11:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 9,860
Texas
D
Douglas J Offline
TFF Celebrity
Douglas J  Offline
TFF Celebrity
D

Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 9,860
Texas
What brand of boat????


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836368
07/21/18 12:13 PM
07/21/18 12:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 322
Morgan Cemetary
D
dflipper Offline
Angler
dflipper  Offline
Angler
D

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 322
Morgan Cemetary
Progressive is a junk. I caught with them for 5 months to get my broken motor mounts fixed after hitting a stump. Had to call 3 times a week to even get them to do anything at all. The boat shop I took it to worked up an estimate as to what they needed fix and progressive told them what the were willing to fix. One motor mount was cracked so bad that it had a 3/4” gap between the crack. They only wanted to replace that one side. It was a mess. With that said of course when you add weight to the back of one it’s going to add stress. It would be nice to know what the max force should be.


"Money well spent Jake, both times!!!" -Gus McCray
Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836506
07/21/18 03:02 PM
07/21/18 03:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,639
Arlington
B
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler
Bobby Milam  Offline
TFF Team Angler
B

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,639
Arlington
Write the manufacturer and ask them to get it in writing. If they say that they can't support them then maybe you need to find a different company to buy from. If they say that it can then take that to the insurance company. Did the insurance company ask for pictures when you insured the boat and if so did you have the same equipment on the boat? They agreed to insure it if you did. Take it to a repair facility, would be even better if it was a boat dealer that dealt with that brand and have them look at it to determine if what you say happened could have caused the issue then submit the claim to the insurance company.

I wouldn't think that backing into a guard rail at a slow speed would have caused the issue but if it did, you may have a larger structural problem in the transom than what you can see. I'd fight the insurance company until you get it taken care of then call and change companies.

Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836613
07/21/18 05:32 PM
07/21/18 05:32 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 938
Denton, Texas
Classic Fiberglass Online content
Pro Angler
Classic Fiberglass  Online Content
Pro Angler

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 938
Denton, Texas
I do not know the specific weight for any of the boat manufactures but I can add a little to the Conversation.
Basscat will not warranty a their boats if the boat has anything above a 8" jack plate.
A couple of months back we worked on a 03 Ranger with transom issues. The boat had a 12" jack plate and dual Talons. Ranger denied a warranty claim because of the weight on the back. The insurance covered the repair. Once we took the jack plate off there was a sticker on the transom that said Max weight limit 600 pounds. Keep in mind that the 521 was not designed for a jack plate. The motor on this boat is around 580 pounds, jack plate is around 40 pounds and talons around 60 a side.
I have to think that with all the added weight and stress on these transoms and the addition of the motor toter type mounts that something is eventually going to give and I doubt its the aluminum parts.


Chris
940-458-0164
Re: HOW MUCH ACTUAL TRANSOM WEIGHT [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #12836645
07/21/18 06:02 PM
07/21/18 06:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,070
Lewisville
J
Jman Online content
TFF Team Angler
Jman  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
J

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,070
Lewisville
BassCat used to have a stated and in print limit of 6" when I owned one. But that's been a while. I don't think it was that long ago that they bumped it up to 8".


Texas Outdoors - Landscape Contractor
TxOutdoors.com
PH 972-890-3114
Licensed Irrigator - LI19906
Licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester - BP18070
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2