A video presentation by Ship Shape TV on how to install your SkegGuard. ... read more
Video Transcript Take a look at how much metal is now missing off the skeg of this motor. The owner of this boat only has about an inch or two left, and that’s it! Hi – I’m David Shumway, president of Megaware Keelguard.
As a boater you worry about hitting something underwater, trees can fall along the shoreline and logs can surprise you as they travel downstream. Or with lower water levels, large rocks or chunks of concrete that once were too deep to be a problem, pose a dangerous threat.
Then there’s the accidental ramp dragging, or when parking, the skeg gets hit and bent. And this is why our company has designed a simple and economical solution to skeg repair. This is our Megaware SkegGuard. It is construction of high quality, marine grade 3/16th stainless steel with a mirror like finish that will withstand much more damage or abrasion than the traditional skeg that you stated out with.
Installing one is really easy. Simply slide it over the remaining part of the skeg using a rubber mallet if needed. You will need a minimum of about 1 or 2 inches of the original skeg to attach to. Once it’s lined up, simply drill two quarter inch holes in the skeg using the holes in the SkegGuard as your guide. Next, take the mounting hardware that is included with your kit, and with the alan wrenches, secure them into place. You’ll notice that the mounting hardware has already been pre dipped in a thread locker, ensuring that your new skeg guard stays secure.
You might also notice this skeg wear tab at the bottom of the skeg Guard. It provides additional strength and reinforcement where the skeg is most vulnerable. It also has a drain hole to keep water from collecting and becoming stagnant or freezing. And the SkegGuard is very affordable at less than 100$ it’s a lot less expensive than welding on a new skeg. and eliminates the heat that can be generated when welding.
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