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Old 02-27-2013, 10:45 AM
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Do you have a Mastercraft Trailer? I can get you some dimensions and pictures from my '88. I'd be glad to help, I'll be under it tonight hooking up the fake a lake.
Thanks, I was able to locate a pdf file on one of these threads that had dimensions. Headed to the fab shop today
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:06 PM
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I'll check with a local shop to see what they can do re: missing prop guard, I already have some casters and I always wondered why trailer companies didn't add these. I remember scraping my prop guard with my previous boat which was a 92 Hydrodyne Inboard Comp.

I'm taking the trailer to a local shop tomorrow to add a vertical post w/roller stop and platform to bring the winch level with the bow ring. I'm not adding the Boat Buddy because the ramps I use are very steep and ultimately it would put too much strain on the pin. I know there are folks who favor using the original bar for safety, but I can accomplish the same with a shackle or large guage chain and transom tie downs for the rare occasion when I tow the boat out of the neighborhood. The potential of losing a finger or getting pinched when using that bar is just too high as I rely on the wife and kids to secure the bow when loading on steep ramps.
Moving the winch higher is a great idea. It hasn't happened yet, but I loathe the day I can't drive the boat on the trailer, 'cause it ain't coming on there with that OEM low-mounted winch. I still used the bar, but agree that a bow chain and transom straps would do the same thing. FWIW I have the original prop guard, it's OK but someone could make something much beefier pretty easy and adding casters is the way to go.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:30 PM
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I have have received couple pm's about the prop guard. So, here goes.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:39 AM
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You can build one out of tube steel or channel iron.
Paxton! What the hell's up with THAT rudder?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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Still working on solution to add a prop guard. In the meantime, I had the local fab shop re-work the winch and bar locations on the trailer.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:07 PM
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Still working on solution to add a prop guard. In the meantime, I had the local fab shop re-work the winch and bar locations on the trailer.
Nice work on the winch stand.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:19 PM
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for all the help here. Race City Steel here in Denver, NC will fab my prop guard next week using 1/4" x 3" flat bar.

I need to replace the stock rims/tires on my MC trailer and I'm considering moving up to a 15" rim/tire combo for a little additional clearance (prop/prop guard/ground). Of course this means less clearance between tire and fender. Has anyone here moved up to a larger rim/tire on the stock MC trailer with fiberglass fenders?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:20 PM
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First thing to know is while wheel measurements are standardized, tires specs are not. Each manufacturer has slightly different measurements. Things also start interesting when you consider as you increase wheel diameter, you typically increase wheel width. I needed a little more clearance as my propguard was hitting at the entrance to my driveway. I went up one size in tires and that worked fine as I had the clearance to go taller, but not wider.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:50 PM
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I am running 16*7 rims with 225/60/16 tyres. Things are tight for clearance mind you. Just ask your tyre fitter for outside diameter of different tyres and see what he comes up with.BTW 1/4" may be a touch thin for your guard. Have fun.
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