Prop Guard Advice

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Don SSDD
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Prop Guard Advice

Postby Don SSDD » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:03 pm

We operate a Fire Rescue boat, a 1996 Guardian 25 with twin 135 E-TEC engines, In the fall and spring, we have a lot of lobster trap fishing lines in the area.

GIve me advice on a useful propeller guard to protect from rope entanglement.

We'd be able to remove it during the summer months.

Thanks for any advice.

Don
1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda 130 HP
Former Owner 1991 Guardian 19 with 1994 Evinrude V4 140HP
Former owner 1987 Montauk with 1998 Mercury 90HP
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Re: Prop Guard Advice

Postby Dutchman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:16 pm

I'm not aware of any prop cutters for [outboard engines]--only for longer shaft-driven inboards.
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Re: Propeller Guard Advice

Postby Phil T » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:05 pm

The only propeller guards I have seen are welded cages for inboard driven lobster boats. I used to run in Casco Bay Maine and the buoy fields get downright nasty when the water warms and they move inshore in July and August.

I think you are looking for something like thisL

http://www.propguard.net/how.html
http://www.propguardtech.com/custom.html
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Don SSDD
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Re: Prop Guard Advice

Postby Don SSDD » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:38 pm

Thanks. The Propguardtech ones look worth checking out. Just need something to direct the rope away from the propeller. We are not too concerned with swimmers in the water--not many around here.

Thanks,
Don
1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda 130 HP
Former Owner 1991 Guardian 19 with 1994 Evinrude V4 140HP
Former owner 1987 Montauk with 1998 Mercury 90HP
Nova Scotia