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#651921 - 01/08/11 08:55 PM Transom saver on a driftboat
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Registered: 05/11/09
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Loc: Black Diamond, Wa
About to put a 9.9 Merc on my Clackacraft. Do I need some sort of a transom saver? The boat sticks out from the trailer quite a bit so looking for some options.

Thanks
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#651922 - 01/08/11 08:56 PM Re: Transom saver on a driftboat [Re: drifterdon]
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Don't mount the engine until you launch.
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#651924 - 01/08/11 09:04 PM Re: Transom saver on a driftboat [Re: Dogfish]
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Originally Posted By: Dogfish
Don't mount the engine until you launch.

Yep, I believe that if you check with Clackacraft they will tell you the same thing. Structurally, it is not good to have that weight bouncing around back there on a glas hull.
Also, don't use an over-center or ratchet type hold down strap on a glas boat. Use the rubber band.

People do the opposite, but not with Clacka's blessing the last time I checked.
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#652066 - 01/09/11 02:30 PM Re: Transom saver on a driftboat [Re: Direct-Drive]
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Thanks for the advice.
I will take it.
Last thing I need is a damaged transom.
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#652280 - 01/10/11 06:09 AM Re: Transom saver on a driftboat [Re: drifterdon]
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Originally Posted By: drifterdon
Last thing I need is a damaged transom.


Make sure you don't fall for the old "pick up the soap" trick.
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#652282 - 01/10/11 06:15 AM Re: Transom saver on a driftboat [Re: fish4brains]
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Originally Posted By: fish4brains
Originally Posted By: drifterdon
Last thing I need is a damaged transom.


Make sure you don't fall for the old "pick up the soap" trick.

rofl

Here's hoping that Cam & Co. will wake up on Tuesday morning with damaged transoms grin
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