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Old 04 July 2007, 15:53   #1
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Prop Storage

Racking my brains where to store a spare prop on the boat, I tried under the seat where there is the space however the prop got damaged rattling around in there.

The only place I can think of is bolted to the A Frame (see the pic)

What do you all think a 12mm bolt with a nyloc would be used as the last thing you want is a prop coming loose.

Chris
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Old 04 July 2007, 15:54   #2
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Chris,

Put it on top and you can use it to Hover
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Old 04 July 2007, 15:58   #3
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Racking my brains where to store a spare prop on the boat, I tried under the seat where there is the space however the prop got damaged rattling around in there.

The only place I can think of is bolted to the A Frame (see the pic)

What do you all think a 12mm bolt with a nyloc would be used as the last thing you want is a prop coming loose.

Chris
Bubble wrap in a little bag.(in the consol if you've got one)

Putting it there, Its's just another thing on show, for the pikeys to nick.
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:22   #4
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Chris,

Sensible head on now. Now I carry one I have wrapped it in foam and jammed it under a seat where it can't move.

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Old 04 July 2007, 16:28   #5
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Yes I can see your point about it getting nicked. I will look for some form of packaging thats suitable.

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be a pain in the neck when you want to get the motor cowl off, or if you get the cowling off its in a handy place for the mechanics head to find it. If you want to put it on show(?) bolt thru transom and fix on the inside perhaps-thats were we put it on one of the coastguard ribs we had around here.Or bolt thru back of rear seat pod and put it there? Personally if I were to carry one at sea I would put it in the glory hole that is the space in my front pod behind the fuel tank and put the necc tools and tab washers in there with it, all wrapped up with a good layer of sommat to stop them corroding.
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I've also had one fitted to the back of my jockey seat but it was just another hard object to fall on and hurt yourself. So it soon went.
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:35   #8
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Chris if t was there on my A frame i am sure it would not be long before we had a cut head take care. Ours is in the console wedged in.
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Old 04 July 2007, 17:16   #9
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be a pain in the neck when you want to get the motor cowl off
A very good point, thanks!

I think that I may mount it on the rear of the bench seat where it will be out of the way.

Cheers for the input guys!
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