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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-06-2018

Skeg badly dented

Hello, I have a 2017 60hp E-tec that I have used maybe 10x these last few months. It works great but unfortunately on my last outing yesterday I hit a rock rather badly. It continued to run fine as I went the 3 miles or so back to the dock. As I got it on the trailer and visually inspected it I could see it put a few deep dings in the skeg along with bending 2 of the blade tips on my prop. I am not sure if I should try to grind down the edges to smooth out the skeg or not. I obviously will be bringing the prop in to be straightened out. Any ideas?? I should have taken pics of it and may run to my storage today and get some still. 

Posts: 174
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: Skeg badly dented

You may want to check the run out on your propshaft.

Posts: 7,099
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Skeg badly dented

Maximum total indicated runout on the propshaft is .005".


Also remove the lower panels and retorque the powerhead bolts along with the gearcase bolts.




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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-06-2018

Re: Skeg badly dented

Thanks will be taking to the dealer I purchased it from and have them inspect it.

Thanks again. I dont know anything about runout but guess I will be learning.