What I'm wondering about is skeg design, shape etc. This generates a rightward motion to the transom, which causes the boat to turn left. Options: Many people out there have an opinion on this matter, and, I suppose I just made myself one of them. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post. I damaged my skeg also and I used this product. Once in place, drive it on with the mallet until fully seated. I, like you, look forward to and appreciate time spent on the water.
Just select your model Volvo Skeg Guard for more information. Now the prop suddenly stops generating thrust and lift and the bow drops and the boat slows. Dave-R Skeggard, and SkegGuard are different companies that offer similar products. A skeg guard is a custom built marine-grade stainless steel cap that protects and or repairs your motors skeg. Welding, re-pitching, balancing and polishing Aluminum…………………. It will be stronger and much more affordable than welding and replacing a lower skeg. The included Install Kit Includes: Mounting hardware, instructions, allen wrench and Loctite 262.
Sailboat or power, our factory trained techs use their experience and expertise to troubleshoot and repair problems, with the least amount of interruption to your boating season. Your circumstances or experience may be different. If necessary, a jig can be made from wood and tape to hold its position while you work. It covered up the damaged skeg and works and looks great. A drain hole keeps water from collecting and remaining stagnant.
In order to lift the lower unit we have to mitigate the effects of propeller torque and gearcase blowout by applying a wedge and thickening our nice, smooth and thin skeg. Remember when a hull flies the only thing other than the prop in the water is the skeg so it is the single thing left that gives the operator control of the boat. If replacing an already broken skeg, the Megaware SkegGuard can be installed on a lower unit with as little as 2 inches of skeg remaining. My only concern is heat transfer. If you have a Damaged Volvo Sterndrive skeg or want to protect your Volvo skeg from future damage Skeg guard is the answer!. The Megaware SkegGuard is constructed of high quality marine grade 316 stainless steel that incorporates an extra reinforced wear tab across the bottom where the skeg is most vulnerable. Polishing We can polish metals to a high gloss, high luster finish.
I hate bottom paint on composite drives; it never looks good and it really makes them harder to clean. The finished product is purposely made larger and deeper than necessary. Fab we are excited to offer one day expedited propeller repair as well as same day skeg repair. Another way we do most prop shaft straightening is by using a special hydraulic attachment that goes onto a fully assembled lower unit. They will leave the oil in the drive, and the heat will be okay. Were they certified and trained in Volvo Penta, Mercruiser or Mercury repair? Taper the trailing edge and shape it to compliment the foil shape and create a bit of a tab. Saturdays and Sundays are available.
Before ordering one I still need to find out which one will fit my skeg. Remember, Bondo has no structural purpose and contains talcum powder and will absorb water. Alternatively, you could ship it to us! Perhaps you have not had a good experience with boat repair facilities. After going back and forth and talking to my local machine shop and explaining what I needed done, I was told that they could make a skeg guard out of stainless steel. Build up the left side and give it a foil shape so as to gain some horizontal lift.
Safe-Skeg is offered in a variety of models designed to suit most major brands of outboards and stern drives. Panther also offers stainless skeg boots. About First Choice Marine At First Choice Marine, our goal is to provide the best possible service, the widest range of products and at the best possible price with the personal touch of a local retailer. Look at this old page for manufacturing details. My name is Warren Roosen, owner of Blue Water Marine.
What is the purpose of the swept back design on newer drives? To compensate the driver must turn the wheel right in order to maintain a straight path. Remote water pick-up s , and a custom stainless propeller are definitely on the list. Please feel free to call with questions about propellers or repairs. We can also order Volvo Penta parts as long as you provide the part numbers. I showed them the skeg guard that I had and was told that they could make one similar but made to fit and possibly form around the skeg. This custom racing lower unit is similar. On the two that I have repaired for a customer, the skegs were cracked badly but still attached and straight.