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Transom Protectors Causing Damage


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Hello Crew. I purchased a Transom Protector from Malibu's website and got it in the mail fine. When I removed it from the box, it appeared to me that the material it was made from was fairly abrasive. Is this common? I was wondering if it was going to scuff the gel coat on the transom. Has anyone else experienced this? and what have you done about it? I was thinking about having a piece of flannel or felt sewn to the back of it. Thanks

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Got one from the crew last year, looks like the same one. Never have had any problems or scratches. End of the weekend, we do take it off and dry it out and put it back on the next time down. It has saved a lot of dings this last year, I wish I would have put it on a few year ago. Enjoy

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Got one from the crew last year, looks like the same one. Never have had any problems or scratches. End of the weekend, we do take it off and dry it out and put it back on the next time down. It has saved a lot of dings this last year, I wish I would have put it on a few year ago. Enjoy

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We never tow with it on the back

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.......it appeared to me that the material it was made from was fairly abrasive. Is this common? I was wondering if it was going to scuff the gel coat on the transom.......

I purchased one for my 247 LSV not too long ago and noticed the same thing. But once wet, I doubt it would cause any damage. If you leave it on while towing and you don't have a "tow cover" strong enough (and large enough) to cover the whole boat....stem to stern (including the step), I would indeed consider removing it to prevent flutter and eventual dry-scuffing wear on the decal or gelcoat.

Although, I would find it hard to believe that the gelcoat could be damaged by the texture. If you still feel that way, you might consider the route I took by making my own out of much softer Sunbrella material (same material as most boat covers and Bimini's). My main purpose though was to provide a larger area of protection. Abrasion wasn't a main concern, but you do have a point. Take a look at what I ended up doing here:

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....40&start=40

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