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Old 04-05-2008, 12:47 PM
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Looking for a prop guard for my little 5 h.p. motor when running rivers, does anyone know a reasonably priced source for them?

I have an idea for making one from scratch, but then I have to find someone to fabricate & weld it up for me, just comparing price options before I get er goin.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:53 PM
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I usually just weld a piece of rebar on to the front so the blade kicks up if it runs too shallow or hits a rock. Push the motor back down and off we go again.
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Dang Basser, I thought my idea was simple, but that one beats it all to heck.
A lot quicker to make also, thanks man.
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Try ClackaCraft.
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Joe,
That's one that I've looked at, but I wanted to try to come up with something else first, also they say it is for slightly larger lower units than the one that I have, I think they say a minimum of a 7-8 horse, and mine is a 5 h.p., really can't be that much difference though, I don't think?
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: Prp guards?

Next stop:

New Mac's Prop Saver Web Page or Cabela's Official Website - Quality Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Outdoor Gear at competitive prices. or Home Depot to get parts to make your own.
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You can have all that fancy stuff....the rebar works everytime. Bigger prop.....faster boat....make it longer.
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Default Re: Prp guards?

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I usually just weld a piece of rebar on to the front so the blade kicks up if it runs too shallow or hits a rock. Push the motor back down and off we go again.


Basser, how do you weld it to your motor? can you weld solid steel to cast?
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Thanks Joe, now the decision is even more difficult....
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Basser, how do you weld it to your motor? can you weld solid steel to cast?
Hi fyshstykr,

You can weld solid steel to cast steel but it becomes a different matter when you weld steel to aluminum. It can be done by braising but it won't be very strong and takes a special rod. There is an Explosive welding process that can do it but it takes experts and is very expensive. Another approach is to bolt an aluminum plate to a steel plate and then weld the aluminum to the motor and the steel to the guard. Again, it will be expensive to have a shop do it.

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