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Old 06-23-2011, 11:33 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good prop cover for my SSM's to protect swimmers? I've seen the Merc ones, but maybe there's something better out there. My kids like to swim off the tunnel tab and it's just a matter of time til I will need to get out the suture kit. Thanks, Eric
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Hering just came out with some to help with this issue.
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This what I plan on using on my bravo1 Labbed props. Don't think it will fit a #6 prop. But there other styles on ebay.

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these guys... http://propskin.com/index.html
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After a few beers and a long day I would bet people will forget its on??
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After a few beers and a long day I would bet people will forget its on??
Put something similar on the steering wheel as a reminder so you don't forget.
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It's dangerous back there. I used to take a minute or two and show everyone the outdrive, the prop, the skeg, the ventilation plate etc. before they jumped in if they weren't familiar with the back end of a boat. I'd tell them how to approach the stern and make their way to the ladder after a swim. It was very deliberate and they got the message.

Although it seems a bit "lecturish", I did it after some girl I had out on one of my old boats jumped in without any detailed knowledge of the equipment back there, she got cut bad and still has the scars today.

After my 2 minute lectures started my passengers never came close to an accident, and that's going back 15 years.
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It's dangerous back there. I used to take a minute or two and show everyone the outdrive, the prop, the skeg, the ventilation plate etc. before they jumped in if they weren't familiar with the back end of a boat. I'd tell them how to approach the stern and make their way to the ladder after a swim. It was very deliberate and they got the message.

Although it seems a bit "lecturish", I did it after some girl I had out on one of my old boats jumped in without any detailed knowledge of the equipment back there, she got cut bad and still has the scars today.

After my 2 minute lectures started my passengers never came close to an accident, and that's going back 15 years.
I do the same thing and have never had an incident. I make sure to warn others swimming nearby the same way before they get too close.
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The ones from Hering are very nice, well made, I have a set.....not sure of the other products.
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