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walf posted 05-12-2005 09:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for walf   Send Email to walf  
I am going to buy a new 170 montauk. After reading many comments about using a transom saver. i asked the dealer whether i should buy one. He stated that mercury recommends a plastis tube of some sort that they sell which is all you need. anybody familiar with this idea. apparently mercury says with this device you do not need a transom saver.
bsmotril posted 05-12-2005 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Yup, they work fine. they clip over the tilt ram when it is full up, and blocks the motor in an up position. The motor will still wiggle around a bit when you hit bumps, but I'm sure that is no big deal for the transom to handle. The piece looks like a half piece of plactic pipe slit down the long axis. It snaps over the ram. BillS
kingfish posted 05-12-2005 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
It's not about the transom - they don't need saving. It's about supporting and arresting the lower unit while taking weight off the hydraulic system.
Divedog posted 05-13-2005 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
I've got one and it works great. Kind of expensive for a piece of rubber, but very convenient. I ordered from the following site:
http://www.m-ywedge.com/
pvonk posted 05-15-2005 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for pvonk  Send Email to pvonk     
I found that with my new 17-, the dimensions of transom savers I researched on the web would not fit my trailer-boat configuration. Then someone on this forum mentioned Cabela's Frame Mount Transom Saver. The "arm" that extends from the bottom of the trailer to the engine has an angle in it that clears the rear bottom of the boat and reaches the engine. You can find info on this at:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jhtml;jsessionid=JXEWDDYTYMA0NTQSNOKCCO4OCJVZOIWE?id=0001894011012a&type=product&cmCat=perf&rid=0180101070502&xpid=k1343&cm_ven=Performics&cm_cat=BizRate%2Ecom&cm_ite=DDI%20link&_requestid=9165

It seems to work well on my setup.

- Pierre

MantyMonty posted 05-15-2005 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for MantyMonty  Send Email to MantyMonty     
I use the Lock-n-stow unit. It is real easy to take on and off.Here is the site for it. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/horizontal-item.jhtml?id=0017856015683a&navCount=0&cmCat=srchdx&cm_ven=srchdx&cm_ite=srchdx

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