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Boatbra or gravel/splash guard for Boats and RV's

by , Posted to on 04/16/2006 2:06 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/22/2004
Location: MT
What do you guys use? Out here in Montana we have 1 paved road to Fort Peck. The rest are miles of Monatan's famous road gravel. My boat is getting rock ships in the paint. I've seen an ad for the "Boatbra" Anybody used it? How about the mudflap the goes all the way across the back bumper of your truck. Curious what works and what don't.

Elkarcherydude
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by on 04/16/2006 3:57 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/18/2001
Location: ND
Today's Shoe Repair in Williston, ND makes a bra that goes on the boat. I was just there the other day about a cover and looked at some pictures of the bras, but did not ckeck on the price. I have seen one on a boat and they looked pretty good. He uses straps instead of snaps(unless you want them) to hold it on.
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by on 04/16/2006 4:20 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/24/2002
Location: ND
The best Guard in my opinion is http://www.towtector.com/
If I had to tow alot on Gravel I may consider getting both the bra and gravel guard, depending on how much you want to protect your investment.
Lundnisswa
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by on 04/16/2006 7:22 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/09/2001
Location: ND
Elkarcherydude, I agree 100% with the previous post! The Towtector is currently the absolute BEST product on the mark today, and the only sand, mud, gravel, tar, and rock protection that I would purchase to protect me boat.

I did a lot of research and tried out a number of other great brands of rock/mud guards, but NOTHING compared to the Towtector Shield. I know that you can order one from any Scheels All Sports in North Dakota as well as River City Sports in Bismarck. I think they also have a dealer locator listed by state on their website that was previously posted (www.towtector.com).

Most other brands will just push back at high speeds; therefore, not doing anything for your tow vehicle, and wasting a lot of your money.

In my opinion, if your tow vehicle is worth it, then the choice is easy, Towtector. It is actually amazing! -Jason Wright
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by on 04/17/2006 06:43 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
The towtector is great, but for $300 I chose to make my own that someone on this site e-mailed me. I have $70 into them and they look and work great. Any ? let me know. I have not used a boat bra, I think they would be great if they were fit properly to the boat.

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 04/17/2006 11:41 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2004
Location: ND
hey, how did you make your own i really need one even though it is too late for the most parton my boat gravel really ruined my 2002 pro v fast just a few trips to indian hills and the highway from Bis to the lake every weekend but i am looking at getting the middle section re painted and this time having a gravel gaurd or bra but the tow tector at 3 bills is a joke i figured someone would have a guard that is just as good for less money or make your own. anyway maybe you could send me some pics of yours jennaandscott@bis.midco.net
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by on 04/17/2006 12:38 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2002
Location: MN
Luveyes; can you get the directions for the bra you made on here? I would really be interested in one for my boat. Thanks!
 
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by on 04/17/2006 1:59 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/09/2001
Location: ND
I used to feel the same way about the cost of these accessories, and used homemade versions rather than spending the money, and although they did help, they did not compare to the protection I can now provide any tow vehicle.

However, last year after really researching most of the different brands on the market, I just felt that the Towtector was the best. After the very first trip to the lake, and I also live on a bit of gravel, I was extremely impressed. When I got home I ran my hand through the Towtector and a number of rocks, nearly the size of a small marble, were caught in it as well as small smaller gravel pieces; the larger pieces could definitely caused some damage.

This is the way I justify the cost, which is comparable to any good mud/rock guard on the market, is that I am often trailing a $25,000 - $40,000 boat, and it is important to protect it as much as possible, and $279.00 isn't all that bad when you consider the investment it is protecting. I have watched many trucks go by on the highway and their mud/rock guards are flapping and flying way up, allowing all kinds of gravel, rocks, and other road debris to sandblast their boat and trailer.

The problem with most homemade mud/rock guards is that they don't stay down properly and they aren't build with the type of rubber that cushions the rock/gravel as it hits the flaps, therefore, the pieces of rock/gravel just bounce forward and then are forced to bounce back into the trailer or boat. I have used different types of really heaving duty material from local trucking companies, but it still has a lot of wind resistance, and the rock/gravel just bounced off of it and continued to bounce under the flap into the boat/trailer. You need something that will almost catch the pieces of rock/gravel and allow it to drop straight down. Another thing that many people forget about is that if they want the protection that is needed, the mud/rock guard must go across the entire rear of the truck, not just behind the back tires.

I felt the same way many of you do about spending the money, and was shocked at the price of most all of these type of accessories on the market cost. And, after every season I always wished I had spent the money on something really good, and every time I purchased a different boat I always swore I would make the purchase but just couldn
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by on 04/17/2006 2:25 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
Archer I will try to get pics of them and get them to Tim S to post somehow. If you are interested in the meantime let me know your e-mail address and I will try to get you the info longhand with detailed descriptions. I cannot take the credit for this idea, an FBO mamber David G sent me the info and I tweaked it a bit to fit my needs and look a bit less bulky. His idea is awesome.

JasonW.,

I agree with your post, however most guys cant afford the $300 for the towtector. I (with help)have found a great alternative tha seems to work. The keys are the material that is used for the flaps and flap length. So far they seem to work great and I have around $70 into them. That extra $230 can go towards 1.5 three day trips to DL this summer. What is more importand a few less chips or more days chasing the fish? If I get a NEW boat I will look into new manufactured product, for now I am looking for a low cost item that will help me spend less on plastic fenders that I seem to replace 1 or 2 of each summer.

Aaron J

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 04/17/2006 2:34 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/09/2001
Location: ND
luveyes, I definitely agree that most anything on the market today can be replicated by the right person with the correct material at a lesser cost.

I just enjoy researching gadgets and accessories and it isn't all that often that a person comes across something that is good in most all aspects. And I agree, it is unfortunate the number of hours a person has to work to afford the accessories and/or the gas to provide the stress relief that is needed in our world today. -Jason Wright
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by on 04/17/2006 11:15 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2003
Location: MN
Aaron,

I would appreciate any pics or instructions you can send me. My e-mail is graftaas@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Brian
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by on 04/18/2006 10:21 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
Brian,

message sent.
Aaron J
Luveyes

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 04/26/2006 7:55 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/22/2004
Location: MT
Has anybody tried the QWIKPFYT unit? It's like the towtector. I think they are made in Fargo.

Elkarcherydude
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by on 07/25/2011 9:47 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2011
Location: wy
 Guys, this rock shield is bullet proof and take 10 minutes to install!!!  Yes, I am the owner of the company and I'm not gonna try to hide that!  Some of the boats i've put them on have thousands of miles on them with no problems.  Hit me up if you have any questions or would like to see any other options.

www.kiknrox.com

wait 'til they're broadside
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by on 07/25/2011 10:24 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/04/2002
Location: ND
dblelung Said:
Hit me up if you have any questions or would like to see any other options.

www.kiknrox.com


Looks like if a rock hits at the right angle it could come back at the tow vehicle. Any reports of this happening?

You can't aim a duck to death.

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