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Transom Savers Question #14128095 09/13/21 11:32 AM
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Any of you guys using any other transom savers than the basic one that connects to the bottom of the trailer up to the lower until.

Like the Rite Hite motor or Motor mate transom mounts.

Thanks for you info and help!

Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14128136 09/13/21 12:48 PM
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Running the motor mate and the steering clips, works great.


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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14128670 09/13/21 07:30 PM
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In my opinion those aren't transom savers and only take pressure off your tilt trim. If it doesn't transfer weight/force to the trailer it is doing nothing to ease the strain on your transom while trailering. Of course most newer quality boats have a transom built strong enough that it is a non issue, but I would use a traditional transom save that attaches to the trailer on an older boat, I like Vee-Vee Inc ones like this https://www.veveinc.com/shop/Transom-Saver-TS-81-Frame-Mount-Straight-Tube.html

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Thank you for you info, i was looking at the Motor mate from the video's it looks and seems to hold the motor real still with out any bouncing around. Much better than your basic transom savers.

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Motor mate works great for me. I have had it for about 4 years now.



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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14131031 09/15/21 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Basstwister
Thank you for you info, i was looking at the Motor mate from the video's it looks and seems to hold the motor real still with out any bouncing around. Much better than your basic transom savers.


I would get a set of steering clips to go with the Motor Mate. The motor can twist with this unit. Like these.

https://thmarinesupplies.com/collec...er-stop-outboard-hydraulic-steering-lock


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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: forkduc] #14131374 09/16/21 10:05 AM
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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: forkduc] #14166814 10/20/21 08:10 PM
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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14185036 11/08/21 10:15 PM
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I bought the DD26, so far 👍. The steering clips from them are light years better than the red plastic one that came with the boat


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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14185189 11/09/21 01:46 AM
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I have had a few mechanics tell me that I don’t need to use a transom saver. I use the one that fits from the roller on the trailer to the motor. Been using one on ever boat I have owned since the 80’s. To this day I have not had a transom issue. To me, 400 lbs hanging on the back of a boat bouncing down the highway can’t be good. At least when your running in the water the prop is pushing the motor against the hull. I will keep using one just because I want to. And it doesn’t hurt as long as your hull is tied down to your trailer.

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On my boat, the motor never bounces or move in any manner. I use the cheap basic transom saver, motor to trailer.


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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: Basstwister] #14202655 11/26/21 12:39 AM
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Mine is made by Tote Rite and its great. I also use steering clips.

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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
I have had a few mechanics tell me that I don’t need to use a transom saver. I use the one that fits from the roller on the trailer to the motor. Been using one on ever boat I have owned since the 80’s. To this day I have not had a transom issue. To me, 400 lbs hanging on the back of a boat bouncing down the highway can’t be good. At least when your running in the water the prop is pushing the motor against the hull. I will keep using one just because I want to. And it doesn’t hurt as long as your hull is tied down to your trailer.

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Re: Transom Savers Question [Re: FinallyGotABoat] #14241415 01/06/22 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by FinallyGotABoat
In my opinion those aren't transom savers and only take pressure off your tilt trim. If it doesn't transfer weight/force to the trailer it is doing nothing to ease the strain on your transom while trailering. Of course most newer quality boats have a transom built strong enough that it is a non issue, but I would use a traditional transom save that attaches to the trailer on an older boat, I like Vee-Vee Inc ones like this https://www.veveinc.com/shop/Transom-Saver-TS-81-Frame-Mount-Straight-Tube.html


100%, I think Ken Smith has a video where a boat repair shop talks about this issue and older boats being damaged by no using a real transom saver for support.

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