View Full Version : Skeg replacement

10-12-2005, 10:23 AM
Does anyone know of a shop that can repair or replace a broken skeg on my 85hp outboard? Any idea how much it cost?

10-12-2005, 10:54 AM
Sutter Marine will outsource it. I paid 200 to replace the one on my 25hp. Yamaha.

10-12-2005, 11:21 AM
aany welding shop with heli-arc or a prop repair place should do it with no problems

10-12-2005, 12:00 PM
200 seems a bit much (probably 60 bucks in shipping), but thnks for the info. A search for central valley prop shops, produced no results that were revelent. I understand that they fill the gearcase with water before welding :-/
I wouldnt want someone welding it that had'nt replaced a skeg before.

10-12-2005, 01:13 PM
If you have a couple of inches of skeg left you may be able to use a skeggard. Relatively cheap and nice looking too.

I put one on my outboard because the front edge of the skeg was a little rough and I didn't want any further erosion. If I recall it was around $100 from Cabelas.


Vance Staplin
10-12-2005, 07:08 PM
Take a good look at the Skeggard. It should work if you have room to bolt it on.


10-12-2005, 07:41 PM
Sheets Welding in orangevale / folsom. End Of greenback at the greenback / madison intersection. Had one welded on there several years back. They do great work. Where do you live ?

10-13-2005, 06:03 AM
There is a good shop in Galt called Michael and company. They've done good work for me.

10-13-2005, 07:41 AM
Thanks everyone! I live in Tracy. I wouldnt mind the drive to get it repaired. I have considered skeg guard, though I think I would perfer to have it repaired. Though being abel to get on the water sooner cheaper is tempting! Here is a pic of what I have to work with.
(I tried to get the pic to show on post, but didnt work for some reason)