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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 AM
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Default New Product Idea.....HELP, I need your input!

Hey everyone,

I built a shield to protect my boat from rocks and road debris when towing. (I didn't like what was already out there)

I need some input from all of you if you don't mind sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Are chips etc from towing a problem on the bow of your boats?

If there was a protector available for boats in the 28 ft and up range what would be important? apperance? cost? ease of use? mounts to the trailer or goes on the boat?

I would really appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions.

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graig at apperance products makes a nice one hes the guy who seels the skater clothing
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i can see a problem with road debris. especially on boats with custom paint rather than gel coat graghics. my sunsation has a few chips from rocks etc... cant find anything that looks good enough to put on. DONT WANT ANYTHING CHEESY!!!
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I use a hitch mounted tow flap like motorhomes use when towing vehicles. Since it mouts to my hitch, I only use it when towing the boat.
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When I got my cat, I had the top guys make me a set of trailering booties thatslip on over the bows and cover the bottom up to 4 feet back. The attach to the trailer frame with bungees pulling rearward to keep them on. Not one stone chip ever Simple installation, takes seconds to install and remove. Cost around 30 bucks to have made.
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input. Once again it proves that many perspectives are a good thing. I'll try to put up a couple photos of the shield I built so you all can see what I had in mind.
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being in the repair biz i see this stuff all the time. Its usually very slight but yes road debris does do some damage. Unless someone can explain some other way stone chips can get on the nose of a boat
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Rock chips kill me. I do not like them on the trailer either. Most people don't worry about the trailer, but it's important to me. I use the flaps which attach to the tow hitch, but it is a pain to take on and off. I left them on one week and caught too much crap about my huge mudflaps.
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being in the repair biz i see this stuff all the time. Its usually very slight but yes road debris does do some damage. Unless someone can explain some other way stone chips can get on the nose of a boat
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Jeff1000.....I'll start working on the jet ski guard
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