Bent Skeg on E-tec 115 HP

des1802des1802 Posts: 116 Deckhand
I noticed that my skeg is slightly bent. Who can I take it to in the Orlando area that can help. Hals Prop in east Orlando?

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  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 344 Deckhand
    A slightly bent skeg can often be straightened by an experienced tech at a dealership. More severely bent skegs need to be cut away and a fabricated aluminum plate or universal replacement skeg welded in its place.
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  • des1802des1802 Posts: 116 Deckhand
    Billgran wrote: »
    A slightly bent skeg can often be straightened by an experienced tech at a dealership. More severely bent skegs need to be cut away and a fabricated aluminum plate or universal replacement skeg welded in its place.

    Thanks Billgran
    I took it to a prop guy he came out with two raw hide hammers and bent it back like a pro. He tells me that it is no charge. I paid him 20 bucks anyway for his time. Found a new prop guy in the deal.\
    He was telling me that when they cast the aluminum they add silicone and you really have to be careful or you may knock a chip out. I am glad that I took it to him. Thanks for your:thumbsup advice.
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