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MWP
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


This will be a North LA vs South LA debate within 2 pages.

Also, IN.






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Elusiveporpi
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


Yamaha 50F, its a must have for the 1960's boat its on.





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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


I am not on the new boat because it would have to be 8' long to reach my trailer

Using that deal that goes over the trim dealies right now.






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Ole Geauxt
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


NELA uses them ,course we bought our boats and didn't just pick one up that was floatin' by pow pow's and de chidren an dems place..












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Neauxla
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


Guess I need to buy one of these?





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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


yep.





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hardhead
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stinky bayou
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


i usually use one on the way to go fish, but not on the way home.


For obvious reasons.






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Lil Man
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


I had a salesman at Cabela's tell me that the flip down bracket is better than a transom that mounts to the trailer. It takes more weight off the transom than those "flimsy ones that slide over the roller." This was a 5 year old boat with a cracked transom by the way.





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JAB528
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Not I





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FelicianaTigerfan
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My lower unit twist and i break these things every time I haul my boat






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KG6
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I need to get one. The only way to get the foot of my motor high enough to tow is to trim the motor up or trim the hydraulic jack plate up. Without the transom saver, the jack plate is the lesser of the two evils, but I still worry that I'm doing damage.





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pooponsaban
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my motor has the little flip down bracket


Does nothing for your transom.

quote:

I had a salesman at Cabela's tell me that the flip down bracket is better than a transom that mounts to the trailer. It takes more weight off the transom than those "flimsy ones that slide over the roller."


Dude must be an engineer.



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CarRamrod
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speaking of, what is the reason some boats have a platform extending off the transom that houses the motor mounts? does this design help with anything? I know boat length is measures from bow to transom to these boats are technically longer the regulations say. Is this the main reason or what?





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Lil Man
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


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speaking of, what is the reason some boats have a platform extending off the transom that houses the motor mounts? does this design help with anything? I know boat length is measures from bow to transom to these boats are technically longer the regulations say. Is this the main reason or what?


Skeeter used to do this so the boat would be longer and the could put a bigger motor on it. I dont know if they still do.

ETA: Adds leverage for better holeshot too



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pooponsaban
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what is the reason some boats have a platform extending off the transom that houses the motor mounts? does this design help with anything?


Helps with overall performance and optimizing engine placement.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


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what is the reason some boats have a platform extending off the transom that houses the motor mounts?


Same reason people put those jackplates with the massive setback on them.

Motor farther back=boat go faster






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Palo Gaucho
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Yamaha 150


Damn Pop I didn't know you yacked by choice. You must be a glutton for punishment.






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Polar Pop
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Damn Pop I didn't know you yacked by choice. You must be a glutton for punishment


Ive got a 2001 21' Century with a cabin.

A little too big for anything around here, but my dad got it for a steal a few years ago. I dont care for the layout and the cabin, if it was center console I would not be yak life.

Need to hook up with some of you salt lifers and use it down there.






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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: WHO DOES NOT USE A TRANSOM SAVER?


All the little flip down motor feet does is save the hydraulic trim rams. Does nothing for the transom.





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