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Old 03 December 2017, 16:17   #1
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DIY Prop Guard

Anyone made a prop guard? I don't want to pay out 150 plus so I'm going to mod one, I first thought of using Aliminium sheet but I've been thinking about it and I've noticed all DIY ones are drilled or cut out to allow water flow so I'm thinking to use the very thick wire fence like that is used for security fencing?
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If you have a local sea cadets near they may have old ones lying about for a donation? I believe it is mandatory they have them fitted so might be worth an ask and also help out your local cadets with some wonga.
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If you have a local sea cadets near they may have old ones lying about for a donation? I believe it is mandatory they have them fitted so might be worth an ask and also help out your local cadets with some wonga.
An idea but I bet they sell all old kit on the bay to raise funds, new ones are over priced!
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I don't think 150 quid is overpriced myself for a new one if that is what they are? Weird for a Scotsman to say something isn't over priced, yet alone a marine product.

Get it bought!

Or I'm sure some angle iron, bolts, fencing and a welder could make something in a couple of hours.
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I think it is for just a piece of metal, I think they are priced that way because they are for boating lol, you can buy a set of vehicle headlight metal guards for around 50 yet prop guards are 3 times the price! A piece of tread plate would only cost 25 bend it around a tree drill some holes and job done, watch this space lol
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I think it is for just a piece of metal, I think they are priced that way because they are for boating lol, you can buy a set of vehicle headlight metal guards for around 50 yet prop guards are 3 times the price! A piece of tread plate would only cost 25 bend it around a tree drill some holes and job done, watch this space lol


Why do you want/need one?
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Why do you want/need one?
I use the sib on a large steep pebble beach that also has a lot of rocks covered at high tide, I tow kids behind the boat as well hence people are in the water around the sib and also I've dinged the prop a few times when standing it up between taking it on and off the sib as it's hard work being 50kg plus (don't know the weight for sure but it's 25hp long shaft and bloody heavy lol)
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I use the sib on a large steep pebble beach that also has a lot of rocks covered at high tide, I tow kids behind the boat as well hence people are in the water around the sib and also I've dinged the prop a few times when standing it up between taking it on and off the sib as it's hard work being 50kg plus (don't know the weight for sure but it's 25hp long shaft and bloody heavy lol)


Fair enough. It'll kill the engine though.
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Fair enough. It'll kill the engine though.
Do you mean power wise, or failure?
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