Is the TurboSwing suitable for all brands of outboard motors?
Yes, TurboSwing is suitable for all outboard motors from 30HP. The receivers fit on the motor bracket. The determining factor is the center-to-center distance of the bolts.
What is the maximum power that can be handled by the TurboSwing?
The TurboSwing can be used with motors up to 350HP.
How do I select the correct TurboSwing?
Which TurboSwing bar you need depends on the engine brand, type of mount required, horsepower, and number of engines. To see which TurboSwing or TowRescue model fits your specific motor, please use our Online Configurator or speak to a TurboSwing specialist by calling 855-22-TURBO (855-228-8726).
What material is the TurboSwing made of?
All parts are made of marine grade 316 stainless steel, with the exception of the plastic pulleys in the EZpulley™ and the friction discs for the holders. TowRescue tow bars for commercial towing are made of duplex stainless steel.
Is maintenance required?
Maintenance is minimal. Corrosive substances, such as salt, chlorides and iron oxide, are found in the water. Clean off any deposits using a plastic brush (do not use a metal scouring pad), boat soap and water. For stubborn dirt and lime scale, use a waterline or hull cleaner. After cleaning or using the TurboSwing, rinse it off thoroughly with clean water.
Does the TurboSwing's stainless steel construction influence my aluminium motor or boat (dissimilar metals)?
Your boat's outboard motor also contains stainless steel parts and is therefore equipped with anodes for cathodic protection. The motor also contains stainless steel parts and is therefore equipped with anodes for cathodic protection. Ensure that the anodes are always in good condition to avoid galvanic corrosion. The installation of the TurboSwing can lead to the sacrificial anodes shrinking more quickly, therefore, check them regularly. There is a hole at the base of the holders to which an additional anode can be attached if required. The anodes should be checked more regularly, or consideration should be given to installing more anodes, if the boat will be in salt water for a long time.
What is the maximum that the TurboSwing can tow?
With TurboSwing you can tow a maximum of 600 pounds: up to 3 skiers or 1 inflatable. For commercial towing purposes, TowRescue equipment must be used.
To install the TurboSwing, must I make holes in my boat or reinforce the hull?
No. The transom is the strongest structure of the boat; This is where not only the motor but also the TurboSwing will be mounted. The TurboSwing holders fit exactly on the motor bracket and will be, together with the motor, mounted on the transom using the same bolts.
The holders are universal, therefore the holes in the holders match the holes in the motor bracket. All motors from 40HP, with the exception of those from Honda from 175HP and Evinrude from 75HP, have exactly the same brackets.
The main bolts at the top of the motor bracket that are already present will be used. For reasons of stabilization, on both sides a 2nd hole will be drilled and a 2nd stabilization bolt installed in one of the 4 or 5 pre-drilled bolt holes. Always leave a minimum of 1, but preferably 2 holes between the main bolt and the stabilization bolt.
Otherwise, no drilling or sawing is required at places that are unsuitable and that could weaken the structure of the boat. Reinforcement with epoxy and/or other structural reinforcement is unnecessary.