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Old 05 June 2007, 16:46   #1
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broken skeg on outboard

i am offered a outboard with the skeg broken off otherwise it is immaculate what difference will the brake make?
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Old 05 June 2007, 16:50   #2
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If its just the skeg with no damage to the gearbox then it can be repaired by one of the specialist companies that will weld a new one on @150.

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Depends how big it is if you want to use it without the skeg.
Your prop will be mincemeat rather fast if you use it in shallow water. Make sure there's no cracks in the gearbox casing.
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Old 05 June 2007, 17:02   #4
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i am offered a outboard with the skeg broken off otherwise it is immaculate what difference will the brake make?
Other than giving protection to the prop, the straight line stability may be affected and close quarters manoeuvring won't be as good as it should be.
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If its just the skeg with no damage to the gearbox then it can be repaired by one of the specialist companies that will weld a new one on @150.
My service guy buys skegs for me in 1/2 dozen lots. As Nasher pointed out, it's an easy fix. The question you need to ask though is "Why is it missing?". You should have a mechanic inspect the casing, and the shaft for signs of cracking or a bent prop shaft... and the prop as well I suppose. Replacing the shaft is expensive... I know first hand!
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