Skeg Guard.

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:07 am

Has anyone ever had to used one?
I'm missing about 1/3 of the skeg on the boat and was looking at putting one of these on.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby Dickj83 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:04 am

I know you can have your skeg repaired. Most marine shops will either weld a new bit on or send out the gearbox/skeg to get a new bit welded on. We've done a few at work.
I've had no experience with the skeg guard though sorry. What material is it made of? There might be a rust/corrosion issue if it is not sealed to the skeg properly and water gets between the plates or there is an electrical connection between the alloy skeg and the steel of the skeg guard.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:21 pm

Dickj83 wrote:I know you can have your skeg repaired. Most marine shops will either weld a new bit on or send out the gearbox/skeg to get a new bit welded on. We've done a few at work.
I've had no experience with the skeg guard though sorry. What material is it made of? There might be a rust/corrosion issue if it is not sealed to the skeg properly and water gets between the plates or there is an electrical connection between the alloy skeg and the steel of the skeg guard.

I'd assume it's made of stainless.

Do u have to disassemble the bottom half of the drive.
Would the heat stuff any seal or warp any gear housings.

Grafting on a new one would be better.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby Dickj83 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:38 pm

I'm not sure if all the gears/seals need to be pulled out of the housing or not. I guess it depends on where the weld is and the heat transfer.
Probably best to talk to a marine mechanic about it as I don't personally have any experience doing it, i just know our welders have done a couple for the marine mechanic across the road.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:40 pm

Is there anywhere in Australia that u can get a weld on section? (815632A02)
Getting it welded on would be the easy bit.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby Dickj83 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:48 pm

I think they just use an old leg from the pile at the back of the mechanics workshop!
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:45 pm

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$130 for a graft of skeg. Definitely the way to go if you've got a mate that's handy with a TIG.
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Re: Skeg Guard.

Postby Muddy74 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Gday mate, i have used 2 now on my fishing boat 60hp and they are great. Take 15 mins to fit and don't look out of place.
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