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Old 09-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Well here it goes. I was dumb and forgot to put my outdrive up before I backed up my truck. It hit the ground and broke a big chunk of the fin off below my prop. Im so pissed off at myself.

Is there anything I can do to fix it, or do I jave do buy an new one to replace it? Not even sure what the bottom part is called? Any help is much appreciated. Here are some pics.





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Old 09-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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It's called a skeg. Your local machine shop can put that back on good as new. I've also heard of people using the stainless steel skeg guards to replace broken skegs, but I have not seen it done.
The good news is, there's no need to trailer your outdrive anymore.
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I did the same thing last month but took only a small piece out where there already was a crack I believe it is called the skegg and they make a cover for it but it goes along the edge of it .I would think they could weld it same as they do with prop repair
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Mac.....If it was me........I would go with the new SS skeg add on. Google the website and it is a very do it yourself process. Slip it on and you have glue and screws.........done......I would not do the welding ......first they will have to take your lower drive off $$$$ to do any welding and with time lost and more money you will be better off with a shiney new SS skeg.

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Welding these housing after years of water exposure is rather difficult and doesn't always provide a long term result. I would go with the SS skegg guard as others have mentioned.
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I like the stainless steel choice also. But just to keep your options open, it's not a big deal to repair the skeg. Local machine shop here will do for "about a hundred dollars". It's a low temp weld and outdrive stays on boat.
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The primary purpose of the skeg is to protect the prop and propshaft during a hard grounding. Aluminum fusion will always be a weak point.
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http://skeggard.com/

http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...ORM=HURE#x0y23

Lots of options.
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