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O2BESOHUGE
06-12-2007, 11:01 AM
I Was Going Through A Lil Country Gas Station And The Lids That They Open Out In The Concrete Parking Lot To Fill The Gas Tanks In The Ground Hit My Prop Guard And Luckily Only Tore A Bolt Holdin It Off. My Prop Wasnt Damaged But My Pride Was.

We Had The Best Looking And Only Mastercraft At The Gas Pump And We Were The Ones Lookin Like Fools When I Drive Over That Thing And Everyone Heard A Long "screeeeeeeech"

Anyone Else Do Anythign Like That?
O2

Maristar210
06-12-2007, 11:02 AM
I Was Going Through A Lil Country Gas Station And The Lids That They Open Out In The Concrete Parking Lot To Fill The Gas Tanks In The Ground Hit My Prop Guard And Luckily Only Tore A Bolt Holdin It Off. My Prop Wasnt Damaged But My Pride Was.

We Had The Best Looking And Only Mastercraft At The Gas Pump And We Were The Ones Lookin Like Fools When I Drive Over That Thing And Everyone Heard A Long "screeeeeeeech"

Anyone Else Do Anythign Like That?
O2


Me? Nope, never ;) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

6ballsisall
06-12-2007, 11:04 AM
Be thankful you have one! My first MC (1986 Skier 19) didn't have one and boy talk about pucker factor after going over every little bump!! :(

I managed to scratch my 1995 PS190 trailer once but nothing serious. I think after owning the 86' I became very sensitive to bottoming out like that.

Sodar
06-12-2007, 11:27 AM
On my 1996, I bottomed out soooo many times that I had to replace the cross member and install rollers. It was impossible to get the boat anywhere without bottoming out. The new 197 trailers seem to sit higher and I have yet to use the rollers, but I am sure they will be used this weekend when I got to my buddy's lakehouse... their driveway is VERY steep!!

O2BESOHUGE
06-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Where Can You Buy The Rollers? Are They Bolt On Or Weld On?

Thanks
O2

Maristar210
06-12-2007, 11:37 AM
Where Can You Buy The Rollers? Are They Bolt On Or Weld On?

Thanks
O2


Bolt on .

TMCNo1
06-12-2007, 11:39 AM
I Was Going Through A Lil Country Gas Station And The Lids That They Open Out In The Concrete Parking Lot To Fill The Gas Tanks In The Ground Hit My Prop Guard And Luckily Only Tore A Bolt Holdin It Off. My Prop Wasnt Damaged But My Pride Was.

We Had The Best Looking And Only Mastercraft At The Gas Pump And We Were The Ones Lookin Like Fools When I Drive Over That Thing And Everyone Heard A Long "screeeeeeeech"

Anyone Else Do Anythign Like That?
O2


I put air shocks on my trailer to prevent such occurances!:rolleyes:

Sodar
06-12-2007, 11:42 AM
Where Can You Buy The Rollers? Are They Bolt On Or Weld On?

Thanks
O2

I bought mine from a custom trailer shop.

Sodar
06-12-2007, 11:42 AM
Here are the rollers prior to paint.

Sodar
06-12-2007, 11:43 AM
And the rollers East TX Skier used: http://www.pakindustries.com/micro_marine.html

Sodar
06-12-2007, 11:48 AM
And the rollers that are bolt on by captkidd.

bbeach
06-12-2007, 01:20 PM
I fabbed these myself and have worked well... Plus I welded all corners to tie the whole prop guard together (it was previously bolted and not as strong)... I'm using 300lb capacity plastic caster wheels... They work great! The steel ones I originally used had more lb capacity but scraped up my driveway...
Before
http://www.thecellbreak.com/trailer/4.jpg
After
http://www.thecellbreak.com/trailer/8.jpg

bbeach
06-12-2007, 01:21 PM
Here's another view...
http://www.thecellbreak.com/trailer/back.jpg

bbeach
06-12-2007, 01:22 PM
And before powdercoating...

http://www.thecellbreak.com/trailer/prop_cage_rollers.jpg