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chawk610
10-11-2011, 04:14 PM
Has anyone done anything in the way of a transom saver? As much as I preach to be careful... a board or ski touches it at least once a trip!

Razzman
10-11-2011, 04:23 PM
There are multiple methods I've seen; Pieces of custom cut Seadek & Hydroturf, transparent film, custom sunbrella shields applied with suction cups, etc.

chawk610
10-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Sounds like the aluminum treadplate will do then! :)

Suprahunter
10-11-2011, 04:30 PM
My wife made one for my brand X. Its made out or 1/2'' carpet padding covered with black vinyl. Its attached to the grab rails but can also attach to the D fittings. I bought one from the BU forum it works well on my Supra but its not as thick. Hers was custom made for the boat.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn127/suprahunter/skirack012.jpg

wolfeman131
10-11-2011, 04:32 PM
Ah, its not tall enough to hide your "X" brand!

KG's Supra24
10-11-2011, 04:56 PM
I'd like to hear more about the transparent film. How it looks, works, etc.

brain_rinse
10-11-2011, 05:38 PM
I'd like to hear more about the transparent film. How it looks, works, etc.
They've been using it on cars for quite awhile. I know some manufacturers put it in high wear areas like door jambs, and aftermarket you can wrap the whole front of the car. The only visible part is the edge of the film, which on a transom could be hidden very well. Otherwise it's crystal clear and very impact resistant. The only thing I can think of to complain about is that it's kinda pricey. If you buy a roll (3M invisishield) and DIY it's not too bad. Installs like window tint or vinyl graphics.

you da man
10-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Had it on my XLV and was barely noticable...you had to be looking for it

wolfeman131
10-11-2011, 06:04 PM
here is where you can order a clear one for less than $60

http://www.savvyboater.com/store/p/776-KeelShield-Clear-TransomShield-Protector.aspx

chawk610
10-11-2011, 06:15 PM
That's the ticket there... thanks!

wolfeman131
10-11-2011, 06:23 PM
You're welcome.

BTW - nice update to the profile pic. I believe that you may have been my 8th grade Chemistry teacher. :)

DOCDRS
10-11-2011, 09:14 PM
That's the ticket there... thanks!

hey you had a nose job :) looking good

viking
10-11-2011, 10:06 PM
1248412483Here's what I did! Ordered me up a Seadek pad to replace my scuffed up sticker.

chawk610
10-12-2011, 08:14 AM
oh wow... that's cool! I didn't see those on the site. Custom? Cost?

chawk610
10-12-2011, 08:15 AM
hey you had a nose job :) looking good

Ha! nope, same face. just not contorted.

KSmith
10-12-2011, 08:49 AM
1248412483Here's what I did! Ordered me up a Seadek pad to replace my scuffed up sticker.

Hey Viking, I like that seadek transom pad, where/how can a person get one? I don't see it on the SeaDek site.

04OUTBACK
10-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Used be a product called Wicked Wakes Transom Saver.. Howard Morton in San Jose area was doing them.. but i dont think he is anymore.
I had one on my last boat.. worked well..

Clear film looks like a good idea though!

viking
10-12-2011, 05:05 PM
It's a custom jobber from Seadek. Just call and give them the dimensions and you can order just about anything you want. Other option is to buy their kit and make the design yourself. I knew what size I wanted so called them and they emailed me a rendering. Played with the size of the logo a couple times and then approved it, had them cut it and ship it out. Can't remember the cost off the top of my head. Wasn't cheap, but I wanted it.

Was considering doing the tops of the gunnel's and bow walk-way with custom cut peices too but just ordered up a sheet of the 3mm stuff and cut it myself. Wanted some areas of stepping in and out of the boat covered for safety reasons. Think it turned out pretty good.