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Old 08-11-2020, 04:33 PM
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I know this topic has been discussed in the past, but is there a company out there that presently makes a cover for a 16 inch diameter speed master propeller? A friend just bought a top gun that has number six out drives on it with very sharp Props. There is no swim platform on the boat so people swimming will have to climb into the boat by stepping on the outdrive. Didnít want anybody to slip and cut their foot on these props.
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OSO member Kevin Schulte owns Hardline Products. He has this bigger prop bag now:
https://www.hardlineproducts.com/pro...ag-17-25-size/

It would be easy to have any upholstery shop add an outer orange or similar bright color overlay over the outside.
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mine lasted about 3 weekends before the sharp tips ripped the covers .

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When I had my 3A speedmasters I cut a larger diameter then the prop piece of plexiglass and had a cover made that slipped over the top and bungeed in place. Worked well
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Would a folding boarding ladder be an option? They could board on the side and bypass the transom all together.
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Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
OSO member Kevin Schulte owns Hardline Products. He has this bigger prop bag now:
https://www.hardlineproducts.com/pro...ag-17-25-size/

It would be easy to have any upholstery shop add an outer orange or similar bright color overlay over the outside.
Thanks Brian..I will check these out
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Yes that would work too. Im going to look around to see whats available. Boat has new paint, so kinda trying to avoid the risk of scratches...also trying to avoid people just bumping into them walking by...
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Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
mine lasted about 3 weekends before the sharp tips ripped the covers .
They are super simple construction. You could easily have someone disassemble them and add a thick canvas or something sturdier sewn inside.
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Old thread, but this is when I had some modified for mine and Rich's use:
Merc Prop covers

I never used them in the water, but they would have been fine to do so. You could easily have a thin sheet of starboard placed in the lining to create a solid backer. These had chloroplast in them, which was flexible, but starboard would have been a little better.

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I have some I would sell cheap, they say mercury racing. Never been used
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