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Hey Guys. Should I be concerned about trailering my boat without additional motor support/ braces. I have a 16' prosport skiff fiberglass hull with a yamaha 90 that I pull with motor up and tilt support levers in place. The only boats I ever see with additional braces are aluminum. Am I asking for future problems.
Answered on: 4/2008
Motor supports should be used on boats of all materials. The supports that are incorporated into the engine bracket will benefit your hydraulic seals but will not help the boat's transom. The motor support that I like to see in use fit between the lower unit of the motor and the trailer. This type of support transfers all of the weight from the transom to the trailer. It only takes one large bounce of your motor to do damage.