View Full Version : bigmac - Trailer Prop Guard Roller Question

06-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Where's you source your steel rollers from? Wanna weld some to my prop guard before we head out to Havazoo on Wed. and haven't found any I like locally.


06-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Is that boat being lifted off the trailer by the rudder?

06-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Is that boat being lifted off the trailer by the rudder?

The picture represents how to remove the steering cable and tiller arm and hardware by one person, without the rudder falling out of the rudder port onto the prop guard and on the ground. And it also represents how to hold the new rudder tight up against the rudder port while the hardware, tiller arm and cable is reattached by one person.

As far as the rollers are concerned, MasterCraft started installing them on the trailers they make back in 2000 or so as standard equipment and I imagine the rollers can be bought thru a MC dealer and the brackets can be made up by a welding shop and bolts/washers, nyloc nuts from a hardware store.
Here is some threads concerning aftermarket rollers that other members have installed and comments on the subject, http://www.google.com/cse?cx=005775850323706454504%3A8-nmuizykqo&ie=UTF-8&q=prop+guard+rollers&sa=Search.

06-21-2009, 04:32 PM
My 2004 trailer/boat came with those rollers already on the prop guard.

As to lifting the boat by the rudder...no...I don't recommend that. As Harold clarified, that picture was from installing a new (2006) rudder and the jack was simply for keeping it tight against the rudder port while I was inside the boat bolting the thing back in.

06-21-2009, 04:48 PM
Thanks No. 1 & bigmac. Guess I'll keep looking. If I don't turn any up tomorrow I'll just make my own from some solid bar or 1-inch wall tube stock and some off-road shock bushings.

06-22-2009, 03:56 PM
DHM Trailers has some aftermarket bolt-on and weld-on ones.


east tx skier
06-22-2009, 11:16 PM
paktron's micro marine rollers are similar.

06-23-2009, 10:27 AM