Bent skeg?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by firecat1981, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I got caught in a storm yesterday and almost didn't make it back in, waves ended up slamming us into the ground several times. so now my skeg has a nice curve in it. whats the best way fix this? force it? heat?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Good question, I don't know, so I had to find out.
    Lots of information here so I'll be busy reading for a while... ;)

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=repair+bent+skeg+on+outboard+lower+unit&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&fp=KxYPMM6r3XA
     

  3. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    What ever you do be gentle, it's likely to break. :'(
     
  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    man this looks like a pain. Basically even if I get her straight she will be way weaker. I may just leave it as is even thought its bent pretty good, if not I'll try heating it a little and beating it back with 2 hammers.
     
  5. snooknreds2

    snooknreds2 Well-Known Member

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  6. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

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    Don't heat it because you will most likely ruin your seals.

    It may look bad but you most likely will not notice any significant change in performance if left alone.

    Any quality welder can take care of it but I would use someone who does this on a regular basis to prevent cooking the seals.

    Cost is normally $50 to $125 but you'll have to pull the lower.

    CR/TSS
     
  7. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Admiral Propeller in Tampa can help.

    www.acbprop.com

    They fixed my skeg when I broke it off.
     
  8. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    well I think I'm gonna just leave it, I bought the motor for $100 so putting $125 into it for something that doesn't affect it to bad doesn't make sense to me.
    thanks though.