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125 Miles On A Gravel Road, How Will My Boat Look?

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Going up to Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan, anything I can do to lessen the blows?

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Is this the reindeer lake near the arctic circle? If so, you'll have fun! Lots of pig northern up there.

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Air shocks & mud flaps on vechile&trailor

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Get a kwikpfyt mud flap system. This attaches to your receiver hitch and covers the length of the back of our truck and keeps rocks from flying up and hitting the boat. It is made of stainless steel and then has "brushes" for lack of a better term that block the rocks and gravel from hitting the boat. Do a google search and you will find it. It is spelled weird but that's the name of it. A lot of bass and walleye pros use this product on their tow vehicles.

Dan Jochum

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putting a boat bra on with also help. One of the places i go with my dad in canada has a long pretty bad gravel road and mud flaps and boat bra kept the boat looking perfect, but the trailer still looked horrible, tons of paint chips and small dents. Not sure how to solve the trailer problem, im sure that huge mud flap system with brushes will help with that though.

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WOW 125 miles on a dirt road... My only advice for you is, DRIVE REALLY SLOW!

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I'd do a full width brush type rock guard mud flap (we are getting one as well, do a search, there are several types) and what the heck a strip or two of duct tape on the leading edge of the trailer would not hurt. That's a lot of gravel...

Good luck.

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Does it really matter????? Every boat needs a couple battle scars. Sounds like the trip will be worth it. If it was too easy to get to, would the fishing be the same?

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 Originally Posted By: MidCoast
WOW 125 miles on a dirt road... My only advice for you is, DRIVE REALLY SLOW!

Go fast. If you are going fast enough that you truck is floating it will then kick up less rocks grin.gif.

Seriously looking into a full mud flap. I have one but still have dings from the roads in Canada where I go. There are different types of boat bra the one size fits all that goes on the boat is a piece as far as I am concerned. It wouldn't work on my boat. But they do make screen devices don't know what they are called but they attach to your trailer I would look into those as a possible option.

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There's a few things that will help. Towtectors and Montana rockguards. Both have web sites. A good cover is essential also.

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Yep the Montana Rock Guars are what I was talking about.

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I nearly did a complete sandblast job of a trailer while duck hunting in Manitoba one year. 50 miles this way on gravel, 50 miles that way on gravel for 6 days. The boat however remained a beutiful shade of duck marsh camo. grin.gif

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Make sure you also have a transom saver.The gravel roads have alot of pot holes,and washboards.Thats alot of miles of bouncing trailer.

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Could someone give me a price on the rock knockers? Thanks guys!

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ALUMA-BEATER! lol thats what we call alumacrafts though I call my lund that too. Its older aluminum so I dont think twice about beaching it on gravel or rubble or big rocks slowly. I also dont mind gravel and rocks dings in it! If nothing else...its always fun being the guy whith a crappiest lookign stuff and ultimatley showing em what your made of. but yeah that brush thingy works great. ive seen it on the guides's trucks up here...

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I just checked on a price last night. Make sure you are sitting down. They quoted me $729.00 plus shipping. They had better work for that price.

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get a freind to go ,invert your boat on top of his and yours will be fine

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