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new 170 montauk
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posted 05-12-2005 09:02 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-12-2005 10:57 PM ET (US)
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
posted 05-12-2005 11:00 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-13-2005 09:34 AM ET (US)
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:
posted 05-15-2005 11:07 AM ET (US)
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:
It seems to work well on my setup.
posted 05-15-2005 02:20 PM ET (US)
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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