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Old 07-03-2019, 08:44 PM
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I see transom savers on fibreglass boats but seldom on aluminum.

Lund lists the transom saver as an option on their glass boats but not tin.

Why is that?
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:09 PM
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I have no idea, but I use one on my crossover
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:36 AM
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Definitely use one
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:02 AM
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I use one on my Alaskan also.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:53 AM
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My Pro Guide came with one.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:53 AM
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I use one on my Alaskan also.
I use one on my Alaskan also. I actually had a 'wedge' product but lost it going to Canada 3 weeks ago. I probably didn't lower the motor enough to hold the item firm. Anyway, I made another one myself.

I have a smaller boat that I leave at my personal landing. It has a 25hp Suzuki on it. I made a motor 'jack', 'wedge', whatever, out of a 4" trailer roller. The roller had the same ID as the hydraulic pin of the motor (5/8"). It works great.

So I bought a 5" roller ($8.50 - amazon) and made one for my Alaskan. 5 inches is the length of the wedge I lost. I just use the neighbor's band saw to cut a 5/8 vertical slot in the roller. It then fits perfectly over the hydraulic lift pin. Lower the motor and presto!

I now have pins for under $15 as compared to $100 plus for two wedge units.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:38 PM
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I use a transom saver to take the shock load off of the transom and/ or motor mount. Several years ago, the trailer ahead of me hit a pothole and broke the assembly holding the motor up. Skeg hit the pavement and broke it off. Skeg repair alone will pay for a couple of transom savers.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:33 PM
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Lund says you dont need a transom saver. They've said it for years. What you should use is a wedge type product to keep the weight off of the trim mechanism of the motor.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:10 PM
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I use a M-Y Wedge they work great
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