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Old 20 February 2012, 14:04   #1
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Broken skeg

We hit a rock and damaged the skeg on our Optimax 135.

What are the options for repairing it?

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Old 20 February 2012, 14:18   #2
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Hi Andy. I did the same last October. I bent my propshaft as well !!!! I had a new skeg grafted on, looks mint. A new gearbox casing was going to cost a bomb, Pennine Marine sent it away to be done ,I think it was Steel Developments. I'll check it out if you want
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Old 20 February 2012, 16:06   #3
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I did mine too, not badly but when I had it serviced I asked them to fix it for me, wasn't much, I expect any outboard service engineers will have someone they use to fix them as it's so common. I used MB Marine in Southampton and it looks like new now.
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Hi Andy,

Sorry to hear that. If you upload some pictures and describe the damage a bit more, I think there are several people on here that will be able to help

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Old 20 February 2012, 17:16   #5
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Google "Skeg guard" if you want a DIY job. This was already fitted to a motor we've just took in. Looks neat. Can be bought in black if preferred

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Old 20 February 2012, 18:04   #6
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"Skeg Guard"

Normally fitted after the horse has bolted.....
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Damaged as in dinged/chipped, or damaged as in snapped off?

I nailed a rock at about 20 MPH while heading out ab diving; took a 3" long crescent about 3/4" deep out of the front of the skeg. A couple of minutes with an angle grinder, a couple of layers of colored eopxy, reshape with the grinder, and it's been working fine for about 6 months.

Skeg doesn't do a whole lot anyway. Some (poor) prop protection, and a bit of rudder surface for power-off steering; that's about it as far as I know.

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Old 21 February 2012, 06:45   #8
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Thanks for the replies. I will post a pic when I get a chance.
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