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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 06:51 

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On my last boat I used a Motormate on my 60 yam. Loved it. Motormate only does 2/stroke bigger mercs.
Any suggestions from merc 25 or similar size engine owners.



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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 09:21 

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fyr4efect wrote:
On my last boat I used a Motormate on my 60 yam. Loved it. Motormate only does 2/stroke bigger mercs.
Any suggestions from merc 25 or similar size engine owners.


I don't see it as being necessary on smaller motors, unless the trailer is really low.

They're nice on big motors, as the skeg will often drag when trimmed down all the way, and there is a lot of weight bouncing around on the transom when trimmed up and not supported.

I'm sure one can be modified pretty easily if you're handy with a welder.


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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 13:24 
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My previous boat had a 25 4-stroke mercury with PTT. I used the transom saver mainly to protect my PTT as opposed to the transom. I did not want the outboard resting on the tilt lock bracket. Additionally, I wanted the skeg higher than the rear-most trailer frame. Finally, if the mfg says a transom saver is a good idea then that is good enough for me.

My trailer did not have a rear roller. I used the once pictured below. Never had an issue with it.

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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 14:41 

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LDUBS wrote:
My previous boat had a 25 4-stroke mercury with PTT. I used the transom saver mainly to protect my PTT as opposed to the transom. I did not want the outboard resting on the tilt lock bracket. Additionally, I wanted the skeg higher than the rear-most trailer frame. Finally, if the mfg says a transom saver is a good idea then that is good enough for me.

My trailer did not have a rear roller. I used the once pictured below. Never had an issue with it.

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I am getting the 25hp electric PTT so that's the kind of info I am looking for. Thx LDUBS.



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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2018, 16:14 
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There is no need for a transom saver.
Your engine, going down the road imposes a bunch less load on the transom that it will running at WOT.....add rough water to that and your transom is still easily able to handle the load.
Your PTT will also handle several times what a few bumps in the road will impose on it.
A trip on the trailer is child's play to a transom.


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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2018, 22:44 

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Pappy wrote:
There is no need for a transom saver.
Your engine, going down the road imposes a bunch less load on the transom that it will running at WOT.....add rough water to that and your transom is still easily able to handle the load.
Your PTT will also handle several times what a few bumps in the road will impose on it.
A trip on the trailer is child's play to a transom.


I agree if it were just driving down the road. I have to 4X4 occasionally to a launch and have concerns with skeg clearance. Still waiting on my Grizzly 1448 but the ones I have seen on the trailer they come with don't sit very high. My question is not if but which one. Appreciate your input Pappy.



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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
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No problem!
Skeg clearance? Does your engine have a shallow water drive option on the tilt mechanism? If so you are covered for the off-road part.


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Transom saver are money well spent imo. Especially the new 4S motors which are tanks.
I have a Panther brand one on my 30 2 stroke and it works well, it is a frame mount, not a roller mount .

I hate watching a motor bounce around while trailering it, with the Transom saver it doesn't move a bit.

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GYPSY400 wrote:
Transom saver are money well spent imo. Especially the new 4S motors which are tanks.
I have a Panther brand one on my 30 2 stroke and it works well, it is a frame mount, not a roller mount .

I hate watching a motor bounce around while trailering it, with the Transom saver it doesn't move a bit.

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The Panther looks like the Cabelas trailer [ non-roller ] mount. Does the shaft just slide out from the trailer mount when you remove it?



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Yes.. there is a mount on the trailer and you give it a half turn to get it in and out.
fyr4efect wrote:
GYPSY400 wrote:
Transom saver are money well spent imo. Especially the new 4S motors which are tanks.
I have a Panther brand one on my 30 2 stroke and it works well, it is a frame mount, not a roller mount .

I hate watching a motor bounce around while trailering it, with the Transom saver it doesn't move a bit.

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The Panther looks like the Cabelas trailer [ non-roller ] mount. Does the shaft just slide out from the trailer mount when you remove it?


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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 16:31 
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I have a tracker 1448 sc with a 25 hp merc.
Damn thing weighs a ton, 157 lbs to be exact.
I use a similar version of the cabela motor toter, the saver has a pin that the shaft goes onto a mount installed on the trailer axle/ crossmember.
I am a transom saver "believer", it eliminates a lot of bounce and flex, Especially on backroads. I've used transom savers on all boats I've owned, whether bass or Jon.


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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 16:37 

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ace57 wrote:
I have a tracker 1448 sc with a 25 hp merc.
Damn thing weighs a ton, 157 lbs to be exact.
I use a similar version of the cabela motor toter, the saver has a pin that the shaft goes onto a mount installed on the trailer axle/ crossmember.
I am a transom saver "believer", it eliminates a lot of bounce and flex, Especially on backroads. I've used transom savers on all boats I've owned, whether bass or Jon.


Is your 25 a short or long shaft?



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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 17:26 
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20" long shaft model 25 EL. 'L' denotes long shaft from merc.
Unfortunately mine is not a PT. :(
Mine is stock outfitted from bass pro.
I don't think they outfitted that 1448 transom with a short shaft....too deep/ long from motor bracket to bottom of hull (~ 21 inches by my measure)


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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 17:46 

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ace57 wrote:
20" long shaft model 25 EL. 'L' denotes long shaft from merc.
Unfortunately mine is not a PT. :(
Mine is stock outfitted from bass pro.
I don't think they outfitted that 1448 transom with a short shaft....too deep/ long from motor bracket to bottom of hull (~ 21 inches by my measure)


So no jack plate? Where does your cavitation plate hit in relation to the bottom transom? I think the long shaft is 21.7 in. from clamps to cav plate.
The 2019 1448 transom is 17.5 in. What kind of numbers you getting RPM wot etc



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 Post subject: merc 25hp transom saver
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 20:57 
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With power trim/tilt motors, for road clearance I just raise up the motor and put a hunk of 2 x 4 in there. I doubt it hurts anything, as have been doing it for 40-years.



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