Originally Posted by gossy
I was out on the water on Wednesday morning when I motored into a rock ..... I was doing 7 kts at the time but it sounded awful and my immediate thoughts were ...... F$ŁK this is gonna be expensive ..... anyway the engine didnt cut out and I continued to enjoy a great day with my wife and kidz ...... when i got the boat on the trailer afterwards i was able to inspect the damage fully and the good news is the hull was completely unscathed ..... also the prop was completely undamaged but the skeg took the full brunt of the impact ...... it is clearly damaged but it didnt seem to affect the boats performance ...... so my questions. 1. Are there likely to be any hidden problems I may encounter in the future? 2. Am I able to have the skeg repaired ? 3. What is likely to be the cost for a new gear box ?4. is it possible to have caused damaged to the engine mountings / transom ......?
sounds like you were lucky if there was no engine vibration after the impact then the prop should be ok.
the skeg can be taken off and repaired
next time do a proper job like me 2wks ago i hit something in the water and it took a lump off my skeg chewed the prop up and bent the drive shaft
think i went over davy jones locker
now looking at a new complete gear box
my transom is fine though