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Old 05-06-2007, 10:35 PM
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My new rig will be here in about a week and I've seen the MY-Wedge for Yamaha engines. Any body use this? I've always used a transom saver for trailering and a buddy of mine mentioned the wedge. Any thoughts?
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Most people seem to not like the transom saver, I do however. I use one and it just seems to me that it takes the most stress off of the transom. I am sure some wedge users will answer up though. Perhaps we will both be educated on the subject.
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I've been useing a "wedge" for about 3 mos now, and really like it. It's compact,easy to install and gives support and cushion to the motor..(225hp Yamaha).
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i have never seen this wedge thingy, can someone PLZ post a pic up
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I've used the MY-Wedge for four seasons and have had no problems.
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http://www.m-ywedge.com/

Over the last 10 years or so I have used both. Three years ago a bought a m-ywedge for my Yamaha F150. Love the little thing. I just got one for my Merc 90. I would not trailer without one
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Some trailers, like mine, are set up in such a way that the transome saver won't work. No need to waste money on the wedgie. Just cut a block of 4x4 post, preferably a soft pine piece and clamp the motor down on it.....serves the same purpose. Just make sure that the wood is soft and the motor bracket makes an indention in the wood, or else it will fall out on the road.
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This came up a few weeks ago, and I still don't understand why you need anything back there. Tilt/trim cylinders shoud hold teh engine just fine; when it up near the top of the cylinder travel, it looks to me like the motor is pretty well balanced, and is only applying a force straight down.
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You should not rely on the cylinders to hold up your outboard while trailering.

I cut 2 pieces of gray PVC pipe and lower the engine down on top of them. Cost was next to nothing and they work just fine. If I loose them I'll go cut some more and won't be out anything other than another 16" of pipe.
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I have using the My-Wedge for 4 years now on my Yamaha F200. Found out about it on this site. Very pleased with it.
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just be careful to put the m-y wedge on the correct ram...
both yamaha and suzuki have a zerk fitting near where the ram contacts the outboard body
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My OMCs have a bracket that folds down to take the stress of the trim motor. I'm continually surprised that others don't. Of course, they are 7 year old FICHT 150s which people say don't run, are worth nothing on resale, "run away," etc. I guess I'd be better off just letting them fall off the transom.
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I still don't get it. My yam f150 has the fold down brackets and I see alot of people only using these when trailering . I was shocked when I opened my owners manual and seen where it says not to use the brackets when trailering. Something about motor could unexpectently fall. Sounds like Yamaha must have had an incident to warrant this but I just don't see where yamaha's setup is any different than what anybody elses. I have never heard or seen it being a problem before. My dealer even recommended using the brackets as it puts the majority of the weight of the motor on top the transom vs. hanging off of it. They said the road shock would be less stressful on the transom this way. Made sense to me at the time.
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My Yamaha has a trailering bar as well that drops down....however Yamaha specifically does not recommend that you use it.

I have an M-Y Wedge that I have been using, but for some reason, this is the first boat that doesn't have enough clearance between the skeg and the ground when the motor is on the wedge. I am not sure if its a four stroke thing, or the way the boat sits on the trailer, but I have to remove it and tilt the motor up before I back up my driveway.
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My Yamaha has a trailering bar as well that drops down....however Yamaha specifically does not recommend that you use it.

I have an M-Y Wedge that I have been using, but for some reason, this is the first boat that doesn't have enough clearance between the skeg and the ground when the motor is on the wedge. I am not sure if its a four stroke thing, or the way the boat sits on the trailer, but I have to remove it and tilt the motor up before I back up my driveway.
That sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
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Anybody using the M-Y wedge on a Honda 225? Their web site ordering for Hondas shows it as "Works on these models: 75-250hp Four Strokes" which is not very confidence inspiring. (Honda does not make a 250)


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Doesn't seem like it would relieve any stress from the transom. Maybe it's not necessary on the newer boats, but the transom saver would apply any forces to the trailer and not the transom. I think I'll stick with the transom saver.

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jeff412 - 5/7/2007 2:36 PMDoesn't seem like it would relieve any stress from the transom. Maybe it's not necessary on the newer boats, but the transom saver would apply any forces to the trailer and not the transom. I think I'll stick with the transom saver.Jeff


Your right. It's for taking the stress off the lift cylinders.
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I still don't get it. My yam f150 has the fold down brackets and I see alot of people only using these when trailering . I was shocked when I opened my owners manual and seen where it says not to use the brackets when trailering. Something about motor could unexpectently fall. Sounds like Yamaha must have had an incident to warrant this but I just don't see where yamaha's setup is any different than what anybody elses. I have never heard or seen it being a problem before. My dealer even recommended using the brackets as it puts the majority of the weight of the motor on top the transom vs. hanging off of it. They said the road shock would be less stressful on the transom this way. Made sense to me at the time.
When I bought my Sea Hunt a few years back I saw 1st hand what trailing with the fold down bracket can do to the bracket. When I picked the boat up the dealer gave me the my wedge and showed me how to use it. He then showed me a motor in the shop the never saw a my wedge. The bracket had snapped going down the road. About 100 miles futher the pistons slowly dropped until the guy wore about 2 inches off the skeg
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Your right. It's for taking the stress off the lift cylinders. *
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You should not rely on the cylinders to hold up your outboard while trailering.
If the cylinders can't take the shock of the motor going over bumps on a trailer (and at the angle the engine is tilted, the full weight of the engine doesn't rest on them), then I doubt they would be able to take the force needed to keep the motor trimmed up at 40+mph while underway.
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