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Like a dummy I backed the boat out of the driveway with the motor still down and I broke off the skeg.

What does this mean for my boat?

I saw Cabelas has a skeg guard... is that an option?

Trying to make this as cheap of a mistake as possible.

Thanks

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If you can get it on, I would do it. The one in Rogers had one in the Bargain Cave with out a box, for half the price on the back shelf by the entrance door to the rear. Stainless Steel polished slip on type, with the small bottom flat plate. This was a month back. I do not know if it will fit, but it looked nice.

I have also put one of these on and been pretty happy with it.

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I also had half a skeg. I run the river and burned the last prop for now. It does scrape a couple MPH off the top, but all in all it has been good on a over 100hp motor.

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I would bite the bullet, take the lower unit off and get the skag replaced. Any prop repair shop or aluminum welding shop can probley replace it.

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Like a dummy I backed the boat out of the driveway with the motor still down and I broke off the skeg.

Happens to the best of us, I totally feel your pain.

Without a decent skeg your handling will be the biggest effect you may see. If it were me, I'd have it repaired.

You can contact Jay and the gang at Soderblooms and they will hook you up. They do an awesome job for a very fair price. I've had many props repaired by them and I couldn't be happier with the work and the price.

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I would also just take of the lower unit and have the skeg repaired. Its relativly inexpensive and it will look good again. I run skeg gaurds on most of my lower units up here, but they still break when the guests hit a rock hard enough and then you have to take the lower unit off and get it repaired anyways.

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What size is it? Up here I get my 50hps fixed for about $50 a lower unit. Doesn't seem to matter how much is broke off, unless its flush with the bullet.

They just weld a new piece on, cut it to shape, grind it and paint it.

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Yep, you will need to have that repaired or possibly replaced. If you can get some images, I am sure some can tell you if it is repairable.

Yep also, any skeg guard will not stop major damage at a high speed impact. I mainly put mine on to prevent prop damage. I will say it has saved me 2 prop rebuilds in the short time I have had it on.

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