Towing brackets Needed?

 Hi Guys 

Just purched a new 150 HP Mercury and there is no towing bracket like i had with my old Eevrude . The new 150 is 206KG with the old Evenrude coming in arruond 140 to 160KG. That is fair bit more weight on rear end of my rebuilt Voyerger GHIA incuding a beefed up brand new transon when i bought the boat three years ago.

Mercuy advise using an accessory outboard support devise. There is diagram of a devise that staps the middle of the bottom leg to the trailer. 

Mercury also have note of IMPORTANT: pointing out. Do not rely on the poer/trim tilt system or tilt support lever to maintain proper ground clearance for trailering. The outboard tilt support lever is not intened to support the outboard for trailering. 

Just wondering if you guys have come up with a safe way to secure the motor for trailering as Mercury dont seem to have anthing to offer in the way of of a standard bracket for this pupose.  

Thanks in advance for any help with ideas on what to use?

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Dunbier

Sat, 2021-01-23 19:34

 Dunbier have a couple of kinds on their website, open the parts catalogue to see.

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Just tilt the engine about a

Sat, 2021-01-23 19:44

Just tilt the engine about a foot higher than the lowest point of the trailer at the stern and it will be fine. Unless you’re taking your trailer over huge pot holes for long distances it should be ok. 

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A block of wood,

Sun, 2021-01-24 07:37

I use a piece of about 4 X 2 in pine under the rams and onto the bracket, just drop the motor onto this and it works fine.  The bracket partly embeds itself in the pine so it won't move.

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 Same here, piece if pine 70

Sun, 2021-01-24 07:41

 Same here, piece if pine 70 x 35.

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 Yep same, have always done

Sun, 2021-01-24 09:03

 Yep same, have always done this on the tracks up at Gnaraloo where the trailer cops a hammering. 

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Wouldn’t be any more stress

Sun, 2021-01-24 08:48

Wouldn’t be any more stress on your transom than it would cop on the water? I don’t use anything but I only tow for 5mins each way

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Wouldn’t be any more stress

Sun, 2021-01-24 08:52

Wouldn’t be any more stress on your transom than it would cop on the water? I don’t use anything but I only tow for 5mins each way

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Big Rigs Downunder

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 BCF sell a couple of

Sun, 2021-01-24 09:13

 BCF sell a couple of variants.

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Mulie

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 I use a similar one to this

Sun, 2021-01-24 10:35

 I use a similar one to this on my yamaha outboard.

 

www.ebay.com.au/itm/224112512948

 

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 A block of pine has always

Sun, 2021-01-24 10:48

 A block of pine has always worked for me and long trips a ratchet strap to hold it tight . Don't need anything fancy

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Just read the Mercury blurb

Sun, 2021-01-24 11:17

 Seeing as I'm looking at a 5800 k towing adventure sometime this year I've been researching the pros and cons of up v down.  If you can have enough height under your skegs and the road they recommend leaving it down. This makes sense to me as the donk (s) wont be having the lever effect of a motor being tilted. 

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here:

Sun, 2021-01-24 20:08

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I use one of these, it works

Thu, 2021-02-04 09:59

I use one of these, it works great though took a few months to arrive.

https://m-ywedge.com/