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transom saver help needed

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by dip, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. dip

    dip dip

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    i have a small (14') v hull with a 9.8 merc tiller..... when
    on the trailer the fin(?) on the bottom of the outboard is precariously close to the ground.... so i bought a transom saver from cabela's.... on the saver is a sticker proclaiming that it should only be used on motors with power tilt/trim else damage will be rendered on lower unit.... how can this be possible? seems to be solid to me .... any theories welcome.
     
  2. Fish4Fun

    Fish4Fun Relaxing.

    I would say its just a liability clause in case of damage. with power trim/tilt you are pressing down on the saver with force. without power trim/tilt you are just staping it down if not tight and bounces around it could cause damage. I made my own and strap it down tight and no problems and i don't have power trim/tilt
     

  3. dip

    dip dip

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    what i was thinking...thanx!
     
  4. I did the exact same. I just use a ratchet strap to hold it down tight. Works great.