Well, the first day on my first boat is in the books and was going mostly good until it went bad. I just bought a Gheenoe LT 10 with a Tohatsu 20 to go on the back and yesterday was the first day to start breaking in the new motor. I clamped the motor down real tight and hit the lake. Most of the day was fun and done by the books. However, towards the end of the day on the way back, it took a turn for the worse. While driving at half throttle the skeg hit a submerged object (felt like a rock) and jolted the boat, I turned around to find the motor on just one clamp, off the transom and laying sideways while revving high. The twist of the motor caused the tiller handle to turn in my hand. I pulled the E-cord and hung on desperately to just the tiller handle as half the motor was now under and a 30-degree angle laterally. The person on my boat ran back and grabbed the lift handle, but with the both of us at the back of a little boat, the water got really close to coming over. I jumped to the middle of the boat to keep it from submerging and he pulled the motor onto the rear deck, where it layed sideways for just a couple of minutes. I checked the stainless prop and considering that it was new when it got put in, it now looks pretty bad. I was able to position the motor between my legs on the back deck and coerce it back onto the transom. It started and drove back in what seemed like okay condition and no vibration but it also seemed like the stream coming off the prop was going off a little more to one side. There is also about a dime piece of fiberglass missing from the back edge of the transom, which for some reason is far thinner on the port side than the starboard. When I got home, I checked the prop and skeg more and it looks as if only the bottom of the skeg got hit as its the only place with paint missing, the propellor seems straight to just the eye and spins normal, and there's no separation of the lower unit. However, this is my first boat and I honestly have no idea what to do. It seems like everything is say that there is likely lower unit damage and shearing. I have a trip to the coast on Friday planned with it and I get the feeling every Tohatsu dealer and service center will have a month long wait. Honestly, I don't really know what to do or what to expect. Here are my problems, the skeg took a hit, the propellor is wavy, the motor was halfway into the water at just the edge of the top cowl (maybe part of it in the water given the angle though it seemed dry-ish after popping the cowl off), the motor laid for a couple of minutes max on its side on the back of the boat (likely the wrong side), and a piece of the fiberglass chipped off. The good things are that I'm sure it could've been much worse and we are alive but for the past day it has been nothing but stress headaches and stuffing the anxiety.