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Old 26 July 2016, 11:55   #11
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I am a TIG welder by profession and have welded up countless skegs over the years. never once have the prop shaft seals been damaged and I personally don't drain the oil either.

When you get it welded don't go for a straight weld, cut the Skeg and replacement piece so that the weld is at two angles.
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Thanks for the advice, I will make that request.
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Is it possible to use an aluminium welding rod with an arc welder to fix a Skeg? I've just broken mine! ☹️
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Old 28 February 2017, 17:38   #14
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Tig is best for ally then mig you can use stick but I've never seen it done so couldn't comment on how good or bad it is
I'd imagine that due to the more widespread use of mig and tig for welding aluminium that stick welding is either difficult or produces inferior results
Personally I'd take it to someone who is good with a tig set and pay for it
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Is it possible to use an aluminium welding rod with an arc welder to fix a Skeg? I've just broken mine! ☹️


Steel Developments will do a good job, but you will have to take the gearbox off & send it away. You can buy a bolt on stainless replacement skeg, I think Neil McCrirrick has one.
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Thanks guys - I'm pondering over having a crack myself, having a go with quick steel or paying a welder (call out plus labour) as I've taken her off the trailer for maintenance and she's currently on my boat stands in the driveway. Had a look at the skeg guards on eBay but most seemed quite pricey and coming from .
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Would it not be cheaper and easier for the welder if you drop the gearbox off the motor to weld it
It also gives the oportunity to check the pump impeller at the same time
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