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TJB

Do you use a transom saver?


I am looking at used Rangers and I am see many owners that do not use a transom saver. I guess I am shocked to see that. I would think a 225 HP motor would ware on the transom or maybe more on the hydo on the motor.

If you use a transom saver what brand or type are you using?
On my alumacraft I just had a flat stock with an oval hole that mounted to the trailer and bar with a cork screw on one end that spun into the oval hole and on the other it was a Y that that rubber and you set the motor in that.

Let me know guys.

Thx

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Tom Bauer NPAA#555


Tom Hatlestad

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Exactly what I use and I never travel without it.

It sure cannot hurt to use one.

I have a smaller 60hp 4 stroke and the dealer said I did not have to use one as I could simply tilt the motor up and set the lock.

I use one anyways.

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Mike West

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


The Fisherman series sit pretty low on the trailer. My 620 W/Yamaha 250 won't move an inch withour a trasom saver on it. I have the one that has a half round on 1 end (supported by back roller), and then the "V" with rubber protectors on the other end. Don't buy a real cheap one if you're looking at big HP. I bent the aluminum bar on the 1st one I bought.
Hope this helps


SLACK

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


i have the exact same one on my alumacraft, if the boats on the trailer the TS is on. i also run tilt/trim rams all the way in to help protect them.

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"IF YOU DON'T HURT THEM, THEY JUST KEEP COMING BACK"


PHIGS

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


i always run a transom saver, and I also have the same one with the corkscrew at one end and rubber V at the other.

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Iowa_Josh

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I saw one with the "shock absorber" in it. I wouldn't get that one.

Drew H.

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Quote:

i always run a transom saver, and I also have the same one with the corkscrew at one end and rubber V at the other.


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sandmannd

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I've always used one and always will.

grampatim

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I use the Lock-N-Stow by Swivel-EEZ on my optimax. A friend uses My-Wedge on his 250 Yammie.

1-Over

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Always use one! Just a heads up if you are looking at used 620 check the shackels on the trailer.And check the transom both my 02 620 and my fishing partners 01 620 had cracked transoms. They have to go back to ranger to get fixed. Not cheep!

red89

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Don't have one.
But its only a 40hp 2stroke . I don't even know how I could put one on the old shorlander roller trailer, because there is no bars going across towards the back of the trailer to mount the thing to.


joemama

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


it's a no brianer..consider the cost of the saver versus the cost of either a T & T problem or a cracked transom..you may want to buy 2

bck

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I always use mine. It is U shaped to fit the roller with a V for the motor.

TJB

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Quote:

I use the Lock-N-Stow by Swivel-EEZ on my optimax. A friend uses My-Wedge on his 250 Yammie.




Anyone else use this...
m-ywedge
http://www.m-ywedge.com/
looks simple enough

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Tom Bauer NPAA#555


Wade B AKA: Ruger2506

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I know of a certain fiberglass manufacturer that ships their boats from the factory with the M-Y Wedge. That says something to me.

The centering clips work nice as well.

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ducksmuggler

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I have been useing a transom saver since my boat was new in 2000..

but I really like the M-ywedge setup...


Paulski

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I use the m-wedge with my Opti...

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Cowboyhannah

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


I run a 200 Evie on my 2005 619 and just use the trailoring bracket as the dealer suggested. I was told the transom is bulletproof and did not need a T saver.

PHIGS

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Quote:

Quote:

I use the Lock-N-Stow by Swivel-EEZ on my optimax. A friend uses My-Wedge on his 250 Yammie.




Anyone else use this...
m-ywedge
http://www.m-ywedge.com/
looks simple enough





i do not like this setup at all. yes, it takes the stress of the T&T rams, but it does nothing for transom support. the motor is still free to bounce and move, and all of the stress from that is still transferred directly to the transom.

a true transom saver redirects the shock of movement to the trailer, not the transom of the boat.

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Why do you own a fire extinguisher, when you have the fire department to protect you??

"Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine


TJB

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I use the Lock-N-Stow by Swivel-EEZ on my optimax. A friend uses My-Wedge on his 250 Yammie.




Anyone else use this...
m-ywedge
http://www.m-ywedge.com/
looks simple enough





i do not like this setup at all. yes, it takes the stress of the T&T rams, but it does nothing for transom support. the motor is still free to bounce and move, and all of the stress from that is still transferred directly to the transom.

a true transom saver redirects the shock of movement to the trailer, not the transom of the boat.




What is the Warranty on Ranger transom? I thought it was a lifetime and that is why Ranger dealers (SOME) see the My wedge system. PLEASE correct if I am wrong.

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Tom Bauer NPAA#555


fishwater

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


Quote:

do not like this setup at all. yes, it takes the stress of the T&T rams, but it does nothing for transom support. the motor is still free to bounce and move, and all of the stress from that is still transferred directly to the transom.

a true transom saver redirects the shock of movement to the trailer, not the transom of the boat.




This needs to be thought through better. First off, a true transom saver doesn't taken any significant load off the boat and redirect it to the trailer, just not possible considering the attachment location and angles. Secondly, depending on the angle your motor is propped up using one, it moves the load up towards the hinge (higher on the transom.) If you have any motion, higher on the transom isn't a great idea, you've got a lever at play. I'd personally rather have as much of the load as possible where it's designed to go, into the ram pad. This is accomplished fairly well by the MyWedge.

Luckily for everyone, transoms are built better than the used to be.


Cowboyhannah

Re: Do you use a transom saver?


OK, so I'm not one to take anyone's word for anything..SO...I emailed the techs at RangerBoats.com and here is their reply:

Thank you for your email. We recommend a transom saver and have included
an article from our blog at Rangeboats.com that you may find useful.

Transom Savers
Friday, January 07, 2011
If you've ever followed someone pulling a boat rigged with an outboard
engine, chances are you've noticed that even the best highways can doll
out their share of punishment. Road cracks, potholes, and a host of
miscellaneous debris can translate into a lot of unwelcome jostling. As
you can imagine, each time the outboard gets tossed around, stress is
added to the transom area of the boat, the trailer, and even the engine
itself.


So, what can be done to help alleviate the added stress that this type
of unnatural jarring causes? We recommend that you consider the added
support of a 'transom saver.' These units (especially when used in
conjunction with boat buckles) help support the engine, reducing stress
levels and ultimately saving unnecessary wear and tear on the boat,
motor, and trailer.


Gary Howard
Ranger Engineering

I'll be buying one this week...good thread.


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