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"Transom saver" for Montauk kicker
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posted 08-02-2002 04:23 PM ET (US)
Further to my question of June 14 regarding a transom bracket for a kicker, I am now the proud owner of a '02 9.9 Honda (yes, I know, it's too much motor - I thought it through and an explanation is ready for anyone who wonders). Oh, and BTW, I've had it mounted directly onto the transom per all the great advice.
The Honda manual recommends a "transom saver" doohickey to support the motor while trailering or while being used as a kicker. Trailering is not an issue, plenty of clearance between skeg and ashpalt but while underway I want it out of the way so I can boogie. I can fully appreciate the beating the transom will take. What is a "transom saver" (my boat store is now closed for the Ontario long weekend)? Are there good ones and bad ones?
Any suggestions? Thanks. Justin
posted 08-02-2002 04:52 PM ET (US)
I cant see one on a kicker. Its an arm that attaches to the rear keel roller and locks onto the lower unit to keep it from bouncing.
I think your manuel is assuming that you are putting the 9.9 dead center on a transom only built to hold a 9.9. Then maybe.
You wouldnt realy be able to put one on hear because you are not center with the trailer.
I think transom saver not all that good anyway because upward force when you hit a bump throws the motor up and into the transom
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