As BOSYSHOT1 said, we can vouch for the value of a drive guard. We were struck from behind back in July and the drive guard saved the boat! We were making a right hand turn and got hit on the right rear corner of the trailer by a car traveling 50 mph. The person that hit us told the Trooper that she did not see us! If not for the drive guard, the car would have hit the drives and tabs and could have ripped everything off of the transom. Also, because of the drive guard, the impact was our trailer vs. her bumper instead of our drives vs. her windshield. In the long run, the drive guard helped both us and the other party involved.
Luckily, Myco built us a great trailer. The only damage to the boat was in the right hand drive, which was completely replaced. The trailer was declared a total loss b/c the frame rails and cross members were bent. So, we had the crew at Myco build us a replacement trailer and we are back as good as new. If you have the chance, I would not hesitate to buy a trailer with a drive guard. It adds a little length, but it is well worth every inch!
Lynch Mob (F2-3)