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Old 20 September 2007, 15:59   #1
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Suzuki 250 Skeg

Evening,

I need some advise on repairing the skeg on a 250 Suzuki.

it appears somehow the skeg has been snapped off the engine.

Suzuki have offered £2k to replace. its a 2005 engine with low hours. is it worth spending the money or is there an alternative??

thanks in advance.

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Old 20 September 2007, 16:12   #2
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you just need to find a chap who can weld on a new chunk of alloy and shape it to look skeg-ish. Job done.

Oh and change the gear box oil after, as there is likely to be quite a bit of heat sink going on.


solong as that is all that is wrong and it has not bent or damaged the G box ?
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There are a couple of companies specializing in welding on new skegs, however I can't remember their names at the moment.
It has however been discussed on here before so would be worth a search.

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No idea how it happened so couldnt comment of there was likely to be any further damage!

It makes me feel il everytime i look it! thank god its not my rib!!

will do a search later to find out.

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http://www.streamlinedpropellers.co.uk/contact.html these chaps will sort out your skeg but you will have to have it removed and shipped off to them. I have used them a few times to get Props fixed very quick and todate no issue with there work at all. Skeg repairs are POA so give them a call and see what they say.
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I assume all the gearbox gear will have to come out of the housing so as not to be damaged by the heat...a couple of my engines have lost around 2" of skeg on sports boats I have owned, no handling problems except for around 1/2mph+ on top speed, hope you manage to get things sorted it sounds expensive
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Sorry forgot to post this propeller link, over the years they have re bushed and worked on a few SS props for me, they are very good tp://www.clementsmarine.co.uk/proprevs.asp
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http://www.streamlinedpropellers.co.uk/contact.html these chaps will sort out your skeg but you will have to have it removed and shipped off to them. I have used them a few times to get Props fixed very quick and todate no issue with there work at all. Skeg repairs are POA so give them a call and see what they say.
I spoke to these guys as I have always been worried about the cost of repairing Cav plates or Skegs and they are very reasonable, they keep cav plates in stock and will replace a complete Cav plate for about £100 Skegs are no problem either and apparently it looks good as new after.

I think they do it without removing the gearbox internals as well which is even better you just send them the lower unit and they sort it for you.

Comforting to know.

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I have to admit any "skegless" motor i've seen has usually been accompanied by a somewhat mangled propeller!

The force to shear a skeg will usually have come from hitting something - unless you've been REALLY unlucky and got one with a faulty / porous / "cold shut" casting, but if it was a casting problem I would imagine it would be a reasonably recurent problem on that batch, and in this wonderful interneted world be reasonably easy to find others with the same problem.

In summary, check the shaft & bearings just in case it has seen a big impact........ and if it has roller / ball bearings, just change them!
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i am confused with this and i need to get it sorted now.

no idea how it happened but the skeg is gone but the prop is not touched! of course no one will admit to doing it.

Anyway, i need someone to come and take the whole bottom section off. take it away and mend it, bring it back and make it all work again!

any suggestions appreciated.

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