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Old 15 October 2008, 02:29   #11
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Old 15 October 2008, 08:57   #12
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If your lighting board extends beyond the prop - do you need a prop bag ?
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If your lighting board extends beyond the prop - do you need a prop bag ?
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Not arguing with you but interested, as I was told by someone in the boating industry who does a lot of trailering that if the engine is lowered so that the leg and prop are behind the lighting board then it is OK, and he has not been stopped for want of a prop bag. Granted that what he was pointing out was a specific situation with the lighting board set fairly low such that it was at a similar height to the prop itself. Any thoughts?
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Old 16 October 2008, 08:15   #15
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I'm interested in the answer to this too - I should have been more specific (although 20:20 hindsight is great ) - since I have the prop directly covered by the middle of the lighting board. I do use a prop bag, but wondered if it was really required ...
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What does the Law say?
Anyone any info of where on the web - or anywhere for that matter - the law/regulation is described? I've trawled through Government web sites but no luck, and a web search mostly brings up opinion or people selling prop bags. Is there a specific regulation regarding props or is it a spin off or assumption from regulation around sharp objects? If it's the latter, what use is a bag, Sainsbury's or otherwise, and why does it have to be fluorescent?

Maybe it's a left over from horse and cart days when the horse had a 'prop bag' to stop it shitting all over the road
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I was told by someone in the boating industry who does a lot of trailering that if the engine is lowered so that the leg and prop are behind the lighting board then it is OK,
I have been told this by a "certain" RIB manufacturer and now happily towing around Ireland unmolested by our Finest in Blue. Still, no real surprised there . Most curious to know what the actual regs are.
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[QUOTE=Leapy;267905] Anyone any info of where on the web - or anywhere for that matter - the law/regulation is described? [/QUO some of the best books to read are from the road haulage asso or freight transport asso year books ,as they cover every aspect of transport law ,from small domestic trailers to abnormal loads and best of all they go into the very fine details ,. most web sites only show a guide and not the nitty gritty ., ie exemptions between caravans and boats ,with boats over a certain width you dont need white forward facing corner lights if used in daylight hours , also goes into the law on protrutions or projections of overhanging loads, ie outboards ,and the exemptions and mandatery rules and laws ,. they used to cover towing vehicles and the descriptions ie classified dual purpose vehicles ie landrover could tow up 3.5 tons ,.also they cover commercial driving hours ie vehicles moving lifeboats or lifeboat equipment .
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As you might expect, the answer is not simple but (for anyone prepared to work their way through it) try this: http://www.rowingservice.com/roadregs.html

The answer as to the need for prop bags appears to be in Para 4 of Schedule 12 which applies to rear projections of between 1 and 2 metres.
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As far as I'm aware the regs are actually about not having an exposed propeller of any kind. Can't back that one up though.

In any case, I'd personally use one to stop it getting a whack from road debris.
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