Do I need a transom saver? I have a 3 year old, 16' Starcraft welded aluminum deep V with a 40hp Merc 3 cylinder that weighs 200#. The transom appears to be all aluminum and it has bowed out (about 1/8") just a enough to crack the silicon caulk where it meets the splash plate. I tow the boat with the motor in the down position; there is ample clearance to the pavement. Any advice appreciated. I'm making a 800 mile trip north soon and would like to use a transom saver if that's the ticket. I thought transom savers were for bigger outboards. Do all transoms bow out a little? I would think a small amount of permenent deformation is OK, but if it continues I could be in trouble aye..??