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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2016, 05:16:10 PM »
Finally got to finish the skeg repair today.

Spent some time out in the yard with my wife, raking up leaves. When we were finished I figured I'd get the skeg repair kit installation finished up. Very easy and went without a hitch.



Here are some before and after pics



I'm glad it's done and I'm happy with the way it turned out

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2016, 08:55:26 AM »
That looks good. :thumbup:
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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2016, 10:43:00 AM »
I'm definitely not a fan of these, but they serve a purpose - for lower speed applications like yours it should be just fine. I can't tell from pics, but suspect they are using SS bolt/nut to affix? I just wish there were a way to reduce the amount of protrusion by the bolt and nut - if it had a flat head countersunk bolt and a swedged nut that the extra threads could be cut off, that would make it much better, but yours look pretty good.
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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2016, 11:16:37 AM »
That looks good. :thumbup:

@Jig Man Thanks. My preference would be to have a new skeg welded on, but this will have to do for now. And it sure looks better than that ragged broken skeg  :nod:
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 11:19:29 AM by Curt »

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 11:21:34 AM »
I'm definitely not a fan of these, but they serve a purpose - for lower speed applications like yours it should be just fine. I can't tell from pics, but suspect they are using SS bolt/nut to affix? I just wish there were a way to reduce the amount of protrusion by the bolt and nut - if it had a flat head countersunk bolt and a swedged nut that the extra threads could be cut off, that would make it much better, but yours look pretty good.

Yeah , I believe I would use sex bolts if I had to do it to mine.

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2016, 11:23:29 AM »
I'm definitely not a fan of these, but they serve a purpose

@frugalangler I hear you with regard to not being a fan. Nothing is better or as good as factory. But more and more people are using these due to the reduced cost vs. having to drop the lower unit and have a new skeg welded on.

Regarding the bolts, they're not a standard bolt and nut. There is actually a threaded sleeve that inserts into the holes that I drilled through the skeg. And the screw threads into that sleeve. So it creates a way to hold this in place without a lot of stuff protruding from the installation. I'll grab a pic of them later on to show you what I mean.

Oh, and they also included a small tube of Loctite to use on the screws, to keep them from loosening up.  :thumbup:

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2016, 11:29:07 AM »
The use of the sleeves definitely addresses my concerns :thumbup:, so they've come a long way since I first saw one - probably more than 10 years ago.
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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2016, 11:32:22 AM »
Ya, they actually included two different sets of sleeves and screws. One set was short. The other was a bit longer. I used the short ones for my application.

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2016, 01:43:57 PM »
Here are a couple pics.




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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2016, 01:46:25 PM »
Yes, that is a sex bolt.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=sex%20bolts

I didn't know there was such a thing as sex bolts. I thought you had made a typo when you wrote that in your previous reply  (giggle)

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2016, 02:03:20 PM »
I figured you did that's why I put a link. LOL

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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2016, 05:41:11 PM »
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Re: Did This Yesterday...
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2016, 05:37:04 AM »
The sex bolt setup is absolutely necessary in any lower unit on a boat capable of speeds higher then say 30mph   less turbulence in the water stream before the prop
I know you used  thread locker on them right   Nice job BTW just keep an  eye  on it.  They arent meant to be a permanent  repair a good shot on a log or rock sometimes loosens them up or worse. Save up your sheckles and get it done right at some later date
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