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Old 10-23-2002, 04:28 PM
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I know this is a crappy picture, but can someone tell me the main purpose of drive guards on a trailer. Is it simply to protect the drive? My next question do they work? It seems like a vehicle approaching from the rear would just jump up over and damge the drives. Also can you launch a boat in the water with this type of trailer?

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depending in the boat and the angle of the ramp yes you can float on a trailer like that. but youve got to foat it on not drive on cause youll need to trim your deive all the way up before floating on.
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..I know they help some...the guys from Lynch Mob can fill you in about their incident..woman ran into the back of their new F2 Gladiator.. and from what Hot Duck told us, the trailer really saved a bunch of damage being done...
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Yep they work. Had it on my 38 scarab trailer. To be perfectly honest, they're better at preventing you from doing stupid stuff like backing into a pole, tree, or hillside and damaging your drives.
A freind of mine just rigged one with 2 pins and a quick disconnect for the light wiring. It takes about 10 seconds to remove when you're loading up the boat on a shallow ramp.
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also gives you somethin to stand on when your working on your transom
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My new Myco trailer (38 scarab) has a drive guard. The main thing is that I'm not always thinking that someone is going to run in to my outdrives while in traffic! Also, when using a boat ramp, the drive gate swings around and out of the way. One more thing, it makes your boat look longer!!!!
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I have a Swing away myco on my active thunder see the pics on the first page of the following thread

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forum/sh...+maiden+voyage
 
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I was pretty sure,, it had something to do with what you guys have described....
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I contacted the marina you mentioned in your post about doing work to my boat. I think I am going to use them instead of the guys by me... Going down in a couple weeks to see their shop.
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