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Old 21 October 2005, 05:01   #11
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I meant remove the prop when towing, and just have the bag covering the leg.. If the prop made contact with the road, or any other surface, I agree the plastic things would offer more protection than a bag, but not much more.. Also, if the prop is raised, (well duh.. ,) when towing, how much of the reflective strip would be visible to the following motorist?
Ahh - i think we finally understand each other

Yes good points you have made - i will ask steel developments about them to see what they think.

I dont really want to be taking my prop off everytime I put the boat on the trailer (go through a load of cotter pins) - I was just thinking these were a neater - more robust solution than the bags which I seem to go through about 2 a season of.
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Old 21 October 2005, 05:40   #12
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It would definitely be more robust.. If you don't want to remove the prop between launches, another option could be a short length of plastic pipe placed around the prop, (similar to a prop guard, but not as expensive,) with two holes drilled to tie it around the leg.. It wouldn't negate the need for a visible thingy attached to the prop when towing.. Unless it was orange pipe, with the outer end covered in plastic..
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I use these prop sox. Superb things - IMHO a lot better than a bag and bungy straps.
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Old 22 October 2005, 19:47   #14
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Old 23 October 2005, 04:12   #15
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They look too much hassle to get on and off IMHO, bag is OK for me. Plus...Why would you want protection for your prop when on the trailer?
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Surely a large stainless steel prop swinging about at bonnet height is just the thing to keep the numpty in the car behind you at a safe distance from your pride a joy

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Decent prop bags.

I've got one of these-they are made from the same material that flak jackets are made of so don't tear easily and don't go white. They have drawstrings so no bungees either.



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I've got one of these-they are made from the same material that flak jackets are made of so don't tear easily and don't go white. They have drawstrings so no bungees either.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/CAN043/
Looks Good - much better than bungess

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They look too much hassle to get on and off IMHO, bag is OK for me. Plus...Why would you want protection for your prop when on the trailer?
Very easy to get on and off - much quicker than a bag from my experience. Although the orange bag above with a drawstring looks good.

Anything with bungees is a) liable to take your eye out at some time and b) scratch the engine leg IMO
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