Bass Pro Shops Outboard Boat Motor Support Bracket
Maybe for a smaller motor...
My 150 Opitmax was too much for the cheap rubber V shaped head that supports the lower unit. This rubber head split right down to the metal the first time I used it. It left some dents and scratches on my lower unit before I noticed. Maybe this bracket would work for a smaller motor.
January 24, 2009
Cheap and works great..
this does what it is made to do... either mounts to trailer lower, if you have a center roller you can also mount that way, i always used a little black duct tape on the end so the lower unit didn't get scraped up, it lasted me 3 years, you must with any T-Saver, you need down preasure to keep the motor from turning while driving,
as for no instruction...yikes, i think i be scared to be on the lake with any boater that has to figure this out, but advise, look at a boat at the pro shop or elsewhere and see how it is installed, or better yet ask for instruction from one of the friendly and help employees at the pro shop to instruct you how to install..
look at my photos below, maybe this might help some of the rookie out there, alos NOTE: the lenght you want...should be about the same tilt as if you where running full throtle with max trim...
I just UPGRADED to a new one with the rubber feet, very nice, also the spring loaded may sound good in theroy, but i not sure how letting the motor bounce up and down is a great idea.. just my opion on that.. but may work fine.. but the point of a saver is to SAVE the Transom from the motor bouncing around and taking a beating from the bumbing roads in New England......
Nitro Boats are the best BANG FOR THE BUCK..
my knowledge of boat has been over 30 years, I own a 2011 Z-9 dual console (Candy Apple Red)and a 2008 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW special edition (Black) 30th annv. Edition
August 18, 2011
This motor support only made 3 short trips before it broke. The end that touches the lower unit is made of some kind of rubber. It is not strong enough to hold the weight. Buy the other one (Transom Saver)!
April 27, 2008
its up to you
This came with my ProTeam TXW175. I've used it maybe 10 times now and noticed today that the rubber "V" that supports the lower unit of my outboard was broken on one side and severely damaged on the other. I saw on this review site many other complaints. I called Tracker Marine and ordered two more. $5.35 for each. When I replaced one of them I noticed that I had to have the outboard lined straight with the centerline of my boat to get it to fit right. I recalled when I lubed my steering controls that I was moving the motor right and left at extreams to make sure grease was everywhere I wanted. Perhaps I was the one causing this damage to the rubber "V". It never occured to me that I should remove the support bracket before turning my motor. I will see if my new found knowledge makes a difference.
October 22, 2014