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Old 02-02-2004, 10:11 PM
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Yes this is a drive guard on the back of the trailer. THere are several types but all have the same purpose. Will protect the drives in a light rear collision. Cheaper to replace than a set of drives.


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It would be easy to spend 25K on a trailer for a 40+ foot boat nowadays.
This is true, although generally a trailer "decked out" will be less than 10K. on a 40 ft.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:16 PM
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I know I only spent 8k for the top of the line Rocket for my 42 Sonic witch is a nice middle of the line trailer, but saw some Myco's and Extremes that were over 20k with scooter racks and stuff.
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Greg, you and I both know that Rocket and top of the line do not even belong mentioned in the same week. The only reason I still have mine is because I could rebuild it myself with all the good parts for cheaper than a new trailer.
New brakes; brake lines; tires; axles; hubs; lights; winch strap; tongue jack; fender inserts added; front support/guide bunks added, main bunks completely replaced and a few other odds and ends.

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If you want here a good story Hot Duck had his old Cigarette slammed into a while back. The drive guard took a beating but the drives were ok. He has pics some where.
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If you want here a good story Hot Duck had his old Cigarette slammed into a while back. The drive guard took a beating but the drives were ok. He has pics some where.
One of HD's drives was still damaged. The drive guard probably saved the entire transom. The trailer was totaled.
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Here are some pictures of the accident. We were making a right hand turn and got struck by an 82 year old lady that told the State Trooper "I didn't see it." The guy following her down the road said that she was doing 50mph and never hit the brakes or even swerved. The only damage that we had, other than the trailer, was a broken gimbal ring and a broken skeg on the lower unit. Luckily the other drive and the boat were completely unharmed.

If not for the drive guard, this lady would have taken out the drives and probably most of the transom along with them! Not to mention that if the drive guard had not been there, the collision would have been the drives vs her windshield rather than her bumper vs the drive guard. So, not only did the drive guard save the boat, but it may have very well saved this lady from serious injury.

I'll tell you, I am glad that the drive guard was there and I will never own a trailer without one. They add a small amount to the cost of the trailer, but when something like this happens, they are worth their weight in gold!
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