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Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Damaged Skeg

Need help locating a [manufacture/part number] skeg protector for a 2003 Evinrude 225 H.O. Bombardier FICHT engine.


Tip of the skeg recently broke off and my engine type is not listed on the Megaware (keelguard) web site, and I've spoken with the folk at Skeggard, and because of something to do with cavitations issues they don't provide products for High Output engines.


Any help would be appreciated.

Posts: 9,066
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Damaged Skeg

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You might want to talk with a knowledgeable propeller shop to see about welding a piece of aluminum and reshaping it for your skeg. A regular welder may not be experienced with the type of aluminum alloy used in outboards and could produce a rough looking and weak weld.


Replacement skeg pieces that can be reshaped are available from




 If it is just a small area that is broken, it can sometimes be smoothed over and reshaped with a grinder.




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