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Old 10-06-2005, 02:13 PM
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Trailer help

I was wondering where you guys found the tie down strap for the transom. all i have found is the packages of 2 that wont work for our boats.

i was also wondering if any company out there sells a prefab prop guard. i have an 83 mc and i just dont like the way the prop and rudder just hang out with no protection.

easttxskier posted pics of his prop guard and it is amazing, i looked at pak ind. which makes the rollers but it seems that is all they make.

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Old 10-06-2005, 03:47 PM
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I'd just go find a local metal fab shop & have them custom fit the guard.

The strap - I just use one of the motorcycle style ratchet strap & go over the top of the rear transom. All you're trying to do is keep the trailer on the boat.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. The bottom of my prop guard was refab'd in that picture. The original was flimsy. The one pictured is solid steel (and still has the primer on it in the picture.

Just get a welding shop to make you one. Clearance between the prop and the prop guard is very minimal, but I can't remember off hand what it was. That will be your biggest concern.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:02 PM
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East tx, those rollers are sweet! The little "skis" on my prop guard have scraped a fair amount of sod, concrete and blacktop over the years. If they ever wear all the way off, I may look into doing what you did. Cool!
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I was wondering where you guys found the tie down strap for the transom. all i have found is the packages of 2 that wont work for our boats.

i was also wondering if any company out there sells a prefab prop guard. i have an 83 mc and i just dont like the way the prop and rudder just hang out with no protection.

easttxskier posted pics of his prop guard and it is amazing, i looked at pak ind. which makes the rollers but it seems that is all they make.

thanks
I use Ancra tie downs for my transom straps
my trailer has tabs for tie down straps in place at the back. If you don't have those tabs, you can easily weld some onto the trailer
I get some of the good straps (Ancra) at a motorcycle shop (you aint findin these at walmart)
put them on and trim the excess strap needed for bikes and these will be a dedicated pair of transom tie downs for your baby

bad pic but they are hooked to the rear lifting/towing hooks on the hull and the tie down tabs on the trailer
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:16 PM
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East tx, those rollers are sweet! The little "skis" on my prop guard have scraped a fair amount of sod, concrete and blacktop over the years. If they ever wear all the way off, I may look into doing what you did. Cool!
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Thanks. I only wish they were poly. They did a number on my driveway before I combined a trailer lift job with a 5.5" drop hitch. But then again, I have a pretty steep slope up which to back.

Here's a picture post-lift.
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And here's what I have to scale to put the boat in the garage.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:19 PM
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Another angle. I'm on a roll. What was the question again?
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