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Old 10-23-2002, 10:36 PM
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My brothers trailer is like that. You have to unhook one sside and swing it around to the other to launch boat. It will protect the drives though.
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Old 10-24-2002, 07:44 AM
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Hot Duck,
How in the world can you not see a rig like that?
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Old 10-24-2002, 07:53 AM
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If you can keep your drives down while towing and the bar is close enough to your drives, wouldn't it make someone think twice about stealing the drives and/or props if you were parked out in the open overnight? You could install a lock on the swing gate. Is anyone set up like this?
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Old 10-24-2002, 09:15 AM
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As Gary Anderson said; the drive guard protects the drives if you're backing up and make the mistake of hitting a pole, tree, or hillside, etc. Or from someone else who may bump into you with their vehicle. I think they're intended more for minor stuff rather than the major, but as you can see with Hot Duck it happend to save them a lot of further damage....and looks like it may have even saved the woman's life or severe injury.

I have an Eagle trailer with the drive guard the swings open on a hinge....only takes about 20 seconds.

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Old 10-25-2002, 02:30 AM
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Catmando - was hit on the right rear corner as we were making a right hand turn. This is what caused the trailer to bend to the left.

MnFastBoat - The person following the lady that hit us said that she was traveling approx 50mph and never hit the brakes!??!!

Aqua-Holic - I have asked myself that questions a few hundred times since the accident. I guess the fact that the lady who hit us is in her low 80's may have something to do with it. Crazy huh?
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