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Old 21 August 2011, 10:39   #1
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Prop covers

My very nice Ribeye branded Prop Cover on my Yamaha 150 has just decided to rip, so looking for a replacement.

I thought it was going to be a nice simple search to find something suitable.

Problem is that all of the ones I've found, other than a simple "square bag" type, are too small.

I know I'm fussy, but after having the Ribeye one with a nice round bit over the prop itself, I wanted to keep to a similar design.

Anyone any ideas where I can buy one?
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Old 21 August 2011, 13:38   #2
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I'd get a nice yellow / orange flexible builders bucket & bungee it to the transom to cover the prop. Cheaper and than a bag and will give more protaction, and the reason for having to cover the prop is to protect poor innocent members of the public.
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Old 21 August 2011, 14:08   #3
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Have you asked Ribeye? Although I suspect it will be expensive compared to the cheap bag I use!

This is not cheap but might give you the "professional" look you are hoping for? Propeller Cover | SeaSwan

Or this: Davis Prop Sox Propeller Cover - Outboard Motor Accessories
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Old 21 August 2011, 18:15   #4
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Yeah, Ribeye do them (for a fee of course), but this one is only two years old, so was hoping to get an alternative, slightly thicker one, but one that still looks the part.
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I used to use the Prop Sox on my smaller boat. It is a surprisingly tough puzzle to get the bungee and blade covers arranged right (or maybe it was just me.) Mine faded to a sort of bright pink after a couple of years. Then I managed to lose it. After that, I didn't worry about it much and left the prop uncovered.

Currently looking for a large safety orange bag-type thing to drawstring over the prop or lower unit (more as a visibility thing for following motorists), but we don't seem to have them in the US, so I'll probably end up making one.

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I've heard people have had difficulty with the Rozzers when it comes to the prop socks.

Some of them seem to insist on bags and don't recognise the prop socks.

Stupid really as they look pretty effective!

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Plus if my props don't extend beyond the light board do I still need prop bags?

One of the many draw backs to twins is having to buy two prop bags!!!!

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I've heard people have had difficulty with the Rozzers when it comes to the prop socks.

Some of them seem to insist on bags and don't recognise the prop socks.

Stupid really as they look pretty effective!

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Is that:

- factual actual people that have been prosecuted
- internet rumour based on some guy who thinks it needs a bag
- one guy who got stopped by one police officer who asked "should that not be covered by a bag?" and then said "oh I suppose" when challenged with "no it should be clearly marked in highly visible material as per the C&U Regulations!"
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I have had the same set of prop sox on my RIB for over 7 years up and down the country and never been "pulled" the one time in all that time the cops stopped me (for going a tad too fast they thought) they couldn't prove anything and had a good look at the trailer looking for something to ticket me for and never gave the prop soxs a second look.
I wouldn't swop for a bag if you paid me as they can be wiped clean, don't shred and last forever.
the trick is to put the bungee cord on behind the blades first, then fit the blade covers, even the missus can do this without instruction! :d
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