How to replace Skeg Bush?

Postby outbackboarder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:32 pm

Our prop shaft has some movement in the skeg bush so we are trying to replace it.

I have the shaft removed but having trouble removing the old bush, its well and truely stuck. I tried giving it a light tap with a socket but don't want to damage the skeg by hammering the out of it.

Anyone got any tips?

I've also heard the new ones can be tight to put in and that we could sand it lightly to fit. How snug should it be? Should I be able to push it in by hand or will it need a bit of a tap. Again I don't want to damage either the new bush or the skeg...
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Postby Howy11 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:41 pm

Take a hacksaw blade and run it down the middle and carefully cut the nylon skegbush through. You might to do this in 2 places so you can remove a strip. The rest will come out easily. To replace take a long bolt with 2 large washers. Thread the bolt through 1 washer and then through the skeg. Then place the new bush on the other end followed by the 2nd washer and a nut.

Now do the nut up and it will push the bush into place.
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Postby outbackboarder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:26 pm

Thanks Howy!
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Postby darth » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:03 pm

Also make sure the bush isnt too tight on the shaft.If it is you will need to ream it out.

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Postby Ken » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:06 pm

remember to sand the new bush to ensure a neat, but not too tight fit. Otherwise as mentioned above, you'll be up for a good reaming....
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Re: How to replace Skeg Bush?

Postby mac_man_luke » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:22 am

Old thread bump

I replaced my skeg bush and have a new prop shaft to go in, but its too tight to get the shaft in after installing.

Whats the recommended way to ream out the skeg bush?

Probably could have sanded a bit more off the outside but its in now and it aint coming out in once piece!
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Re: How to replace Skeg Bush?

Postby Rhubarb » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:45 pm

Hey man,

My Boss just made a 1 inch ream (Size of shaft) and we just use that if we need.

No need to be too aggressive with it

Couple times in and out and the shaft goes through nicely.
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