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O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:08 AM
But I Had To Cut The Cross Bar At The Bottom Of My Prop Guard. The Prop Was So Big It Hit The Bar. Anyone Else Have This Problem?

The Prop Is An Oj 14.75 X 15.5

Thanks
Jay

bigmac
07-30-2008, 09:10 AM
Yikes. Wouldn't that mean that the prop is in danger of hitting bottom when you go to load the boat? At least on some ramps?

Monte
07-30-2008, 09:14 AM
Have you already cut it? Man, That cross member is a stuctural part of the trailer. Do you have pictures? Someone had taken mine off before I purchased my boat. I cannot believe the difference in rigidity of the trailer when I had a new one added.

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:16 AM
Im Going To Have A New Plate And Cross Member Worked Out. Im also Welding The Rollers On the Bottom Of The Guard At That Time. Ill Post Up Some Pics Wheni Get It Done

Eric Said That Prop Was A Big One!

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:18 AM
Here Is A Pic Of The Prop On A Newer Boat. Im Just Re-doing My Prop Guard So Its Something Like This In The Picture

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:19 AM
Another Pic Close Up

Monte
07-30-2008, 09:19 AM
Remember the prop is "higher" when you are in the water. When you pull the boat out it settles to where it looks like it is going to hit when you trailer or detrailer.

coz
07-30-2008, 09:19 AM
But I Had To Cut The Cross Bar At The Bottom Of My Prop Guard. The Prop Was So Big It Hit The Bar. Anyone Else Have This Problem?

The Prop Is An Oj 14.75 X 15.5

Thanks
Jay

You should have raised the bunks and BB, how much more space did you need?

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Even The Old 3 Blade I Had Hit...i Dont Know What Was Going On. Im Fixing It And Making It So It Doesnt Happen Again

Monte
07-30-2008, 09:26 AM
How deep are you putting your fenders when you drop in or take out?

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:32 AM
They Are Almost Under Water....im ThinKing It May Be The Ramp. It Did It On My 89 Also Thats Why I Have To Rig Something That Works. Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

Monte
07-30-2008, 09:40 AM
I pretty sure they need to be under the water a couple inches.. That may be why you are hitting. It sounds like the ramp.

bigmac
07-30-2008, 09:42 AM
You should have raised the bunks and BB, how much more space did you need?


I agree, I would think that raising the bunks would be simpler, less structurally destructive.

coz
07-30-2008, 09:46 AM
I pretty sure they need to be under the water a couple inches.. That may be why you are hitting. It sounds like the ramp.

My last boat I just had to back to the top of the tire (single), still showing fender but on the MC I have to back down until I cant see any tires or fender (tandem) , kinda freaked me out when I first got it but that's the way it is.

O2BESOHUGE
07-30-2008, 09:46 AM
You Guys Keep Saying "structurally"....the Prop Guard Is Held On With 4 Bolts. Im Sure You All Have Seen How Flimsy The 87-91 Prop Guards Are. Look In The Pic I Posted. The Newer Boats Are Using Tubes Instead Of Channels Like The Older Boats. Thats How Im Going To Be Replacing It

TMCNo1
07-30-2008, 10:39 AM
The part of the '80's until '90, MC offered the prop guard as a option, that's why it was bolted on, but when they went to the tube trailer in 1991, the prop guard became standard equipment and part of the trailer structure, being it is welded on permanently.