Rock Guard (available at Porter's Marine)

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Rock Guard (available at Porter's Marine)

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After I bumped a rock at the Ecky, I decided to look into a skeg guard. After some research, I was told that Waivel Porter could customize one for my Yamaha. After talking with him, I decided that I was going to go with him. Mr. Porter has always been pleasant to deal with and I believe in spending my money locally (at least whenever possible). I just wanted to post a few pics of the rock guard (skeg guard) that Mr. Porter installed. If anyone else is interested, just call Mr. Porter and he will set you up. JW
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looks a lot like some of mine.
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So those that actually have these...will it only protect your lower unit at idle or will it help while you are up on plane? I will get one before I start fishing that area but wonder what experiences people have had after they had one installed.
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Maybe the Rock Guard not the prop I think you buy them beat up.
Jumptrout51 wrote:looks a lot like some of mine.
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HewesMan wrote:So those that actually have these...will it only protect your lower unit at idle or will it help while you are up on plane? I will get one before I start fishing that area but wonder what experiences people have had after they had one installed.
I hit a bar/rock/who knows about 25mph last year.
The skeg guard was not damaged.
Had it not been on the motor I am certain it would have sheared the skeg off.
When in rocky areas it is best to go slow.
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Jumptrout51 wrote: I hit a bar/rock/who knows about 25mph last year.
Just one??? :lol:
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I could probably use one JWN, just curious, how far did it set you back?
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Mine has saved me more than once. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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I been meaning to get one of those. Looks great.
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Salty Gator wrote:I could probably use one JWN, just curious, how far did it set you back?

It was $180 out the door. I am hoping it will save me a bunch more than that though. :lol:
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You can go to Mr Porters Webiste at http://www.portermarine.ws/ or find him on facebook https://www.facebook.com/porter.marine
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WORTH EVERY PENNY HAD ONE ON MY OUTBOARD SINCE 1997 NO PROBLEMS :thumbup:
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Rock guards even work out of the water. Saved my skeg just the other day while backing into the driveway. I forgot to raise motor first. Pretty good gouge in the concrete :smt118 , but the skeg and rock guard are unscathed. :smt038
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Jamie porter took $500 from me. fixing my outboard motor was the task. he never fixed it. he was a no show for 4 appointments not calling me for any when he didn't show. he is not the mechanic that he advertises that he is. yesterday, 5/12/2024, he tried to charge on my debit card. it did not work. when we agreed he could not fix my motor, we set an appointment for him to meet me to get my boat on my trailer to take it in to someone else. NEVER SHOWED. didn't call. luckily I had friends who helped me. they were honest and showed up. he did not. don't use him.
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Rock Guard (available at Porter's Marine)

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Hate to hear it, was once a gem with honest affordable labor. It will never be what is once was.
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