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Offline Tenoptue

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Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« on: June 05, 2021, 09:27:05 AM »
Hi all.

I have Yamaha 8MSHZ (2 stroke, short shaft, 2001 ) with broken skeg. Want to fix it to have a protection for the propeller.
Looks like my options are either welding or skeg protector. Welding can cause overheating and another set of problems, and I can't find skeg protector for such small engine and also I'm not sure if I have enough skeg left for the screws.

I inclined towards the protector so far (if I can find one). What would be your opinion/advise?

I'm nearby Seattle, Washington - would appreciate contacts of a trusted welder or shop who can help me.

Thank you in advance!   


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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 09:32:28 AM »
I think you are SOL on the skeg protector. Nothing is left to protect. A marine shop should be able to cut and weld on a new piece for you.

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 09:47:24 AM »
Your best bet may be to find a donor engine and swap lowers.  If you find one not running, it will probably be the same price as trying to hire someone to weld something up on that one.

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2021, 11:00:35 AM »
 Chris Hoover at Strongweld in Lakewood is very good.
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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 11:13:07 AM »
Ballard marine fabrication

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 11:23:50 AM »
Either

1.  Use it as is.  It will work find unless you run aground, then you need a new prop.
2.   Prop guard - looks like you have enough left to bolt to.


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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2021, 12:19:05 PM »
Al's Welding in Burien has ALWAYS been good for me for big and small stuff.

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 01:04:29 PM »
Chris Hoover at Strongweld in Lakewood is very good.

Yes he is.

We grew up in the same hood.

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 09:54:58 PM »
Thank you everyone for your replies. I've decided to use it as is and look for a spare lower unit.

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Re: Broken Skeg Yamaha 8hp - need advice
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 10:35:19 PM »
Macs prop saver River runner. Have one on every boat i own... currently 3 of them. Best insurance a man can buy!

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