Skeg/keel protector for Yama f150 4stk?

nocturn

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Anyone use one? My 07 150's skeg is starting to get a little haggard from river work. It's not dinged up but there are signs of the stem getting borked a few times. That and I just primed and painted it a few weeks ago from a hard ground last year. This is what I'm looking at... Screenshot_20200727-162722_Amazon Shopping.jpg
 

Offshoreman

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My advice is don't! Bolt that thing onto your skeg and operate it in saltwater for a while and watch how your skeg rots away. Hard to rinse, hard to clean, overall not a good idea. That's just my opinion.
 

nocturn

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Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to pass on it. Yeah, I was thinking about unseen corrosion. Didn't cross my mind that performance would suffer.

Dave- Its not that bad, compared to yours. There were a couple electrolysis pits, which I filled with that aluminum bondo leftover from the stab plate. That and a few small dings on the stem. I just hot pressed those back into a reasonable shape and filed those down a bit. No real material removed.

I beached her last year at wot on a new sandbar in the James. Friggn rivers man, you never know what the next year brings. I almost ate the console.. Luckily the tide was low and incoming so I was able to float her after 2 hours. Completely stripped the skeg down to clean metal.

Thanks again guys.
 

Genelie

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Skegs and alum props are cheap to repair at a good shop.
 

dboyd351

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I've used the Skegguard brand on several different motors, first when I ran daily trips for a research institution (U VA) to the barrier islands of the Virginia Eastern Shore and later on a personal boat. They work well, do not create any noticable drag and I never noticed any corrosion of the motor's skeg after it was installed and used for 4-5 years in full strength salt water. I never pulled it off because there was no reason to, so maybe there was corrosion I never saw, but it never caused an issue. The original motor I used it on was a Honda 90 that was eventually retired with 10 years of semi-commercial service and nearly 2000 hours on the engine. About half that time was running it with a Skegguard.
I was impressed enough with it that I later put one on my personal boat.
 

Harper

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I've also got a Skegguard. Been on top of my Suzuki DF150 (partial) skeg for a number of years. I know there's no appreciable drag involved, prop slip calculates out to only 6%.
 

Putershark

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I've also got a Skegguard. Been on top of my Suzuki DF150 (partial) skeg for a number of years. I know there's no appreciable drag involved, prop slip calculates out to only 6%.
Stock OEM lower units with stock skegs will get a better fit I agree... Aftermarket lower units upgrades (like a BMS with lower water pick up) as I had, it simply did not work as well. Then again, any surface defects in the skeg can and will add air going over the prop can add slippage.
 

dboyd351

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Only an improvement in steering because a little of the original skeg had been broken off and the SkegGuard made it whole again. Runs just like an undamaged outboard after the SkegGuard is installed.
 
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