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Thread: 2-3 Inches broken off of outboard skeg

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    50 hp Merc outboard on a 20' alumaweld super V LT. Is the broken skeg going to effect performance and how? What is the best way to fix this? Thanks.

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    I've only done this once - or twice, or . . .anyway, a weld repair is easy and affordable. The greater challenge is finding someone that can do it for you quickly . . . I used Superior Welding down off Reeve Blvd in Anchorage, and they did a great job. I recall is was less than $150 for the repair too . . .

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    I broke mine off years ago,, could not tell running the boat. But, the broken skeg left the prop unprotected. You can have a new one welded on, but that requires that the lower unit be removed and the gears and seals removed to weld on the new one. I just bolted on one of the stainless steel replacements. I have been running it for years with no issues. Just google skeg guard.
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    +1 on the Skeggard. They work great and look great as well. Much cheaper and stronger than to have a repair shop repair the skeg. I put one on a 90BF Honda after knocking off 1/2 of it and the skeggard performed excellently. I hit it a few times later and it never effected the skeggard one bit.

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    Here is a few photos of my Skeggard after years of use.

    http://skeggard.com/






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    Thanks Gents. Looks like a skeg guard is the way to go. FYI, I broke it off this morning while going to get the power tilt fixed. I should have put it up manually. Oh well- live and learn.

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    Dang. They don't offer one for a 25 or smaller.

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    I believe Cabela's also sells them, and probably Sportsman's WH as well.

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    Thank you. I'll check.

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    I got mine at Cabela's a couple weeks ago, and it worked great and looks good. It didn't have my motor listed, but I took the one that was closest to what I thought it would be, and printed out the actual size printout from the skeg guard website and physically held it up to my broken skeg to verify it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Troutbum View Post
    I believe Cabela's also sells them, and probably Sportsman's WH as well.
    Dewey's had a couple different kinds the last time I was in their shop, and I believe one was for the smaller OB's

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    Leave it off, you can run a bit shallower water that way, just be careful. Bud
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    I bought both of mine from OVERTONS. Cheapest place around this past winter.
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    I wanted one quickly and both Dewey's and Marita had what I needed in stock to I paid the asking price of $131.95 but if I wanted to wait I could have ordered one for about $90. That's the price we pay to live in paradise.

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