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Inexpensive protection for propeller blades and shins

by Martin Flory Group 1 Aug 2018 21:44 PDT
Inexpensive protection for propeller blades and shins © Martin Flory Group

It's a toss-up as to which hurts more: a dinged shin or the bill from a propeller repair shop. Both are easily avoided with Davis Instruments' patented Prop Sox. It's an inexpensive set of three slip-on covers that protect most size sterndrive and outboard blades from road debris when towing, and people's legs if accidentally walked into.

Prop Sox are hard to miss. Made from durable, bright orange molded plastic, they have reflector hot-dots for maximum visibility that help prevent rear-end vehicular accidents. Using them whenever the boat is on a trailer protects the blades from dings and dents.

Because of Prop Sox's color, adults see and avoid them. When children are around, they safeguard small, curious fingers from sharp blade edges—especially if trying to spin the propeller.

Installing Prop Sox could hardly be easier or faster. Slipped over each blade with the reflector facing out, they're secured with a single cinch strap. Boat owners with two-blade propellers use the extra as a spare.

For more information contact Davis Instruments, Tel: +1-510-732-9229; Fax: +1-510-732-9188. In Europe: Davis Marine Tel: +31 (0)78 6194316; Fax: +31 (0)78 6192689. Email: or visit www.davisnet.com.

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