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Skegg Guard Or Not

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Well the unfortunate happened the first nick out of the skeg UGH :o

So the Question comes to be what to do ?

Skegg Guard

Grind Back and Reshape Skegg

Any and all input welcome 

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I don’t like skeg guards.  Water and salt get inbetween and cause pitting and corrosion over time. Also if you hit something hard enough you lose your skeg and that expensive guard.  If it’s a little nick you can shape it.  If it’s larger most decent welding shops can repair it for minimal cost.  

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NO! Skeg guards will ruin the remaining OEM skeg with corrosion. I went through that and had Ames Welding put a new replacement skeg on. Like it was said above if it's a small nick file and reshape.

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Ditto to NO skeg guard.

With one installed you can ruin the entire housing quickly with another collision or slowly by corrosion.

Just smooth it out if possible.  It should be well streamlined or it can cause excess turbulence in front of the prop.

If it can't be filed into an acceptable streamlined shape, then replace it.  It's not an expensive job as others have said.

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14 hours ago, Lap it Up said:

If it’s larger most decent welding shops can repair it for minimal cost.  

NOT ALL WELDING SHOPS KNOW HOW TO WELD LOWER UNITS !!!

be careful who you take it to or they will burn up the seals....

 

dc

 

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Repair by a good wield shop THAT WORKS on boats only.  You need someone that understands whats in lower units.  I've had it done with no further issues.

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On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 11:59 AM, Lap it Up said:

I don’t like skeg guards.  Water and salt get inbetween and cause pitting and corrosion over time. Also if you hit something hard enough you lose your skeg and that expensive guard.  If it’s a little nick you can shape it.  If it’s larger most decent welding shops can repair it for minimal cost.  

x2, dislike them !!!!!!

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