I know I will start a giant argument with those for and those against, but ....
I have a 2001 Lowe aluminum 17ft bass boat with a 2001 Johnson 50 hp with power tilt and trim.
This Johnson has a "L" shaped bracket on both sides of the motor that you twist down, and then lower the tilt and trim, until These rest on the transom top, when trailering, thus all of the weight is on the transom.
I thought about makeing a transom saver, and started by using a 2x6 cut to length with a v notch, cutting the sq end until I thought the length was correct.
I was then going to fire up the welder with some sq tubeing and build one.
With the 2x6 make up I lowered the tilt and trim and noticed that the hydrulic cylinder that lifts and lowers the motor will actually apply extra pressure onto the 2x6 when lowering, so my question is, will the transom saver actualy do anything good for the transom, being the hydrulic cylinder has the pressure on it, and in return it is on the transom ?
Fire away !