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Old 29 September 2004, 23:57   #1
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 851
Running "skegless"

Just wondered if there are any problems running with an outboard with the skeg missing.?
My insurance is handling the claim to get it repaired but I wanted to be sure the engine ran Ok and not find further on down the road ,once I had settled,that I had more serious problems.
I was thinking about a gentle tour around the bay just to check out everything was OK.
Any issues I need to be aware of ?
cheers Dal
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Old 30 September 2004, 00:09   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,533
Obviously your steering will be affected a bit, but that prop looks like it needs sorting out or else it will cause some Vibration through the engine.

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Old 30 September 2004, 02:01   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Whitstable
Boat name: Tango
Make: Avon and Narwhal2.4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60HP Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 966
Agree with Rogue again if the thing vibrates you could cause damage to the gear box, if i were you i'd not be using the boat, get the leg replaced on the insurance and get back boating, causing more damage isn't what you really want to do right now !!
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