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#12407019 - 08/30/17 11:30 AM skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
I need a new skeg welded to my 225 ox66 yamaha outboard. I'm in tyler and do not mind driving for service, I just can't wait a week or so to have it done. Does anyone have suggestions besides steves customs props or the Longview place? I can bring boat in first thing in the morning.

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#12407038 - 08/30/17 11:41 AM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 362
Have you looked into just putting a cap over it, you can buy one for your motor here:

https://skeggard.com/

I have absolutely no experience with this but it was something I was looking at a while back after I had to replace my lower unit from a trip up Kickapoo.

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#12407041 - 08/30/17 11:43 AM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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no thanks. i have looked at those would rather just have it fixed

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#12407067 - 08/30/17 12:04 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Highway 1
I think Classic Fiberglass has a place in DFW area that does it. Fun N Sun as well uses them I think.

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#12407087 - 08/30/17 12:24 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Steve at Steve props in Quitman did mine years ago. You may want to call over there and see if they still do it.

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#12407098 - 08/30/17 12:40 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: 921 Phoenix]
RedSkeeter Offline

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Originally Posted By: 921 Phoenix
Steve at Steve props in Quitman did mine years ago. You may want to call over there and see if they still do it.


+1 he fixed mine, it's been awhile, give them a call.
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#12407112 - 08/30/17 12:55 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Curtbass Offline
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Ronnie & Justin at 817-366-3403 can weld skegs. In Grand Prairie & very good about fast service.
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#12407148 - 08/30/17 01:19 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
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The skeg is your only steering connection to the water. Do you trust a weld to cast aluminum at 70 mph? If that welded skeg comes off at speed, you're going for the ride of your life.

I would replace the case. Sure, it costs a more $$$, but for that, you get peace of mind.

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#12407151 - 08/30/17 01:21 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Gamblinman]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51364
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
The skeg is your only steering connection to the water. Do you trust a weld to cast aluminum at 70 mph? If that welded skeg comes off at speed, you're going for the ride of your life.


Yes. Had one welded on a motor that I ran for 4 years no issues at all. You cou ok d not tell it was ever welded. Looked factory.

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#12407156 - 08/30/17 01:26 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
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I was told the skegg guard is not for boats that go over 55 mph. Don't know if that is true or not.
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#12407179 - 08/30/17 01:44 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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i have had 3 welded on before no issues other than they do not like to hit trees or rocks lol

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#12407181 - 08/30/17 01:44 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Oldrabbit Offline
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Registered: 12/23/11
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Loc: East Texas
Give Marine Propeller Warehouse in Longview a call. They do lots of repairs on the local boats and have heard they do really good work.
910 S Eastman Rd
Longview, Texas 75602
903 753-7867 1 888 569-7721

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#12407185 - 08/30/17 01:53 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
i have had 3 welded on before no issues other than they do not like to hit trees or rocks lol
Take it to one of the ones that you have previously used, other than that Steve would be the only one I would recommend.

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#12407198 - 08/30/17 02:03 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Prob going to Steve tomorrow. Everyone is just pretty far out right now on being able to get me in.

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#12407202 - 08/30/17 02:08 PM Re: skeg replaced East texas area need suggestions [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
Where can you buy a housing by itself?
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