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Old 10-01-2021, 12:37 PM
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Hello all, I just picked up my new "used" boat, a 2018 Lund Pro V 1975 with a Mercury 225 Verado & and a 15hp kicker. My old boat was a Lund Rebel 1650 with a 60HP Mercury 4 stroke and it had a transom saver, the new rig does not.



The new 225 Verado has a device to rest the engines weight on the hydraulic cylinder body and takes the weight off the hydraulics system, but still all that hanging weight is on the transom. Do I need a Transom saver, or is a newer boat like this constructed to take it?
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:17 PM
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I use a m-y wedge for my my Lund Impact, it fits over the hyd. cylinder rod and in my opinion that's all that's needed, it sounds like that's what you have as well.
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:44 PM
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I have a 1875 pro v w a 200 merc and did add a transom saver on. More peace of mind than anything.

And where are the pics of the rig?
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:22 AM
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Lots of other threads on this topic and opinions. I like the my wedge or dd26 to protect the hydraulics. Not a believer in rigidly tying my lower unit to the trailer frame. Lots of potential dynamics that concern me, but also have been used for decades.

Marty
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:04 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help. The boats previous owner had a Lund zippered bag big enough to hold a human, full of documents and manuals for everything “Lowrance-Motors-Boat & ect” So i final had a moment to dig in and began leafing through the Mercury manual. In the section under transporting, it says “Should be” supported by an additional accessory transom support device when transporting in a tilted position.

I am going to add it. I live in NWPA and like to trailer to Quebec 500 miles away to fish. I’d feel better having all that weight better supported. This is only my second boat and must admit that I was beyond shocked at the size of the 225hp motor when I first saw it……It’s a beast!!!

Should I post photos of her here or is there somewhere else I should post them on the forum?
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:33 AM
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And where are the pics of the rig?
Here she is.
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Old 10-05-2021, 05:43 PM
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Here she is.
She's a beauty !
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