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kgregg posted 09-03-2004 01:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for kgregg   Send Email to kgregg  
What's your take on props from http://ringprop.com/ ? (their props look to be far safer to anyone in water next to a spinning prop). I saw ad for this company in recent issue of Boat US monthly newsletter.
fishgutz posted 09-03-2004 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
Why do you have someone in the water next to a spinning prop???????
WT posted 09-03-2004 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Snake oil.
fishgutz posted 09-03-2004 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
If you put your tongue on the back of a spinning prop you won't get it chopped off, but if you put your tongue on the front side its gonna hurt like h*ll. How will a ringprop stop that???
kgregg posted 09-04-2004 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
>Why do you have someone in the water next to a spinning prop???????

I do not allow anyone in the water with the motor running.

How many people are injured/killed by boat propellers each year? How many marine animals are injured/killed by props? Are these props a solution to the problem? (I have no financial interest in this company, btw.)

Hoosier posted 09-08-2004 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Looks like a good idea to me. The ring will protect the blade tips if you hit a submerged object, the prop might just bounce off, and it might help prevent snagging a line while trolling. Anybody tried one?
acseatsri posted 09-08-2004 05:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
The ring may also not lose any performance due to increased drag. The ring produces a vortex and concentrates the water flow, perhaps cutting down on slippage.

It seems too simple an idea to not have someone who has tried it and patented it already.

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