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  • #16
    A welded on replacement will be stronger than a skeg-guard / cover-up that essentially is just a bolted-on piece of metal skin wrap.

    hey it's a free country to each their own
    "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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    • #17
      [QUOTE=GA_Boater;n10812655]A skeg guard is attached to a skeg which is part of a motor attached to a boat which is attached to your wallet.......

      DAMN! That's the BEST explanation I ever heard! and I've been boating for over 20 years. 😏

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      • #18
        When folks are willing to pay more for water than gasoline you can market a " skeg guard "------As granpa asked one time -----" you paid for water and you paid for a dog "

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        • #19
          Originally posted by racerone View Post
          When folks are willing to pay more for water than gasoline you can market a " skeg guard "------As granpa asked one time -----" you paid for water and you paid for a dog "
          Haha, "some" people here already are willing to pay more for water than gasoline;
          less then 1/2 liter bottle water at corner store $1 to $1.25
          Gasoline $1.25 a liter

          I don't understand; " you paid for water and you paid for a dog"
          "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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          • #20
            [QUOTE=Sea Eagle Mark;n10818227]
            Originally posted by GA_Boater View Post
            A skeg guard is attached to a skeg which is part of a motor attached to a boat which is attached to your wallet.......

            DAMN! That's the BEST explanation I ever heard! and I've been boating for over 20 years. 😏
            B.O.A.T. = break out another thousand
            "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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            • #21
              Make a million...design and sell a skeg guard for small outboards as there are none in the US... Australia has some but the shipping is more than the price. Takes time and hassle to pay for welding.

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              • #22
                Don't know how you look;

                https://www.google.com/search?client...&q=skeg+guards
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                • #23
                  Small means under 20 hp

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                  • #24
                    ROCK HOPPER MOTOR GUARD is for 10-30 hp motors.



                    And Mac's River Runner makes models that fit 3 hp on up.



                    They are more than a skeg, and cost more too.
                    Medford, WI


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                    • #25
                      I will check them out...

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                      • #26
                        OK, as so often happens in outboards, ie, Stator plate, Timing plate, trigger, exciter coil, charging coil, and about a dozen other terms for what is under the flywheel, mostly for the same electronic components, we are not using the right term I guess. IT would not be a skeg guard or prop guard as many companies make those. The correct term would be replacement skeg. (for portable outboards) I have only found one maker in Australia, none in the US. IF I am wrong, let me know before I start a business that would make HUGE dough, if I am right.

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                        • #27
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                          You are overly optimistic. If there was a market, those that make replacement skegs which are called skeg guards, would be making them for outboards under 40 HP.
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