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Old 22 January 2004, 14:14   #11
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My main thinking for getting one, was that at LBS I bought a watertoy to tow behind the boat for the kids, and I liked the idea of some protection around the prop.

I shall have to go and think some more
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Old 22 January 2004, 16:16   #12
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Use a longer ROPE!!!
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Old 22 January 2004, 17:26   #13
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still don't think that one in the photo provides a great deal of protection anyway!
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Old 22 January 2004, 17:57   #14
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prop guards

Had to put one on my old rib which had a 75 on the back, for cadet use and it does knock quite abit off the top end, and will cavitate earlier on sharp turns. We have one fitted on our Dory 40hp and will get through props quicker as the cavitation wears the prop away. It also does like to chew up the odd pebble that gets caught again that dont do the prop much good. So you need to bear that in mind
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Old 26 January 2004, 15:00   #15
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just my 2 pennies worth
as previous Paul had to put one on because of sea cadet use i think rather than being boring etc as to performance check especialy if used as a club or organastion rescue craft or rib
see what is laid down with insurance and organastin /club rules
regulations as a sea cadet member myself i know their is a ruling on them
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Old 27 January 2004, 04:27   #16
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Prop guards

Hi
I seem to remember an article last year in sports boat &rib mag
where they used a guard on an avon i think it was while on test and it received a good review .

as per usual with these things this is the one mag i cant find at the moment but will keep searching , as i thought it a good idea
re water skiing use.

I did find this site for them if it helps www.bhg-marine.co.uk

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Old 27 January 2004, 04:29   #17
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Prop guards

Hi
I seem to remember an article last year in sports boat &rib mag
where they used a guard on an avon i think it was while on test and it received a good review .

I did find this site for them if it helps www.bhg-marine.co.uk

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This is the one I am considering, I saw them at the LBS.
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Old 27 January 2004, 04:33   #18
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just this minute look at bhg site and the article is on there site!
so me old brain works after all.
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Old 27 January 2004, 04:40   #19
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The article does say that they lost up 6 knots of speed

But the web site says that it makes the prop more efficient at medium revs, therefore saving fuel

So I am still undesided
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Old 27 January 2004, 04:44   #20
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I saw them at the boat show too and from the pictures ive seen
and what i can remember the guards appears to have big enough space and openings around it to shed all but the largest
of rocks.

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