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Is a drive with a welded skeg safe?

Old 10-22-2009, 11:14 AM
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what kinda coin did you pay for that on ebay ????
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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It's junk. Get your money back.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:34 AM
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I'd be whipping someone's ass for that POS. I have welded skegs many times, no big deal. That on the other hand...
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:49 AM
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The welded on skeg is really not as much of an issue as the rest of the welds. Not cosmetically speaking, but of distortion, sealing, prop shaft preload and gear mesh setup. That looks like a cobble job repair to save a few bucks. And more bucks might have been saved by not having it resetup. I'd guess it was involved with a big underwater hit and chit went south. Broken skeg, lost/damaged carrier, carrier nut, prop shaft, prop......
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:18 PM
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Dude, Get your bucks back...ASAP...I wouldn't run that thing on my Flats boat...
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:41 PM
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I was not planning on running it .
Yes I was upset when I got it.
As for details I am gonna wait till the seller gets back to me.
I do appreciate all the replies.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:00 PM
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The other reason they crack around the gear housing is corrosion, either way that lower housing is worth nothing especially when you can put a complete lower half with a three year warranty for around a thousand (made in china)

Not a fan of import stuff but if you are on a tight budget this is a good choice
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:36 PM
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If he get's back to you I wouldn't expect much. Anybody that somehow doesn't mention that mess, isn't going to be easy. I would be contesting the charge ASAP. Doug
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HTRDLNCN View Post
picture of the welding
Dude WTF? Is this serious? My 15 year old daughter could
stick weld on DC negative better then that.
Send it back bro. The fact that he did not disclose only justifies slapping him upside the head with it.

Good luck bro!
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:30 PM
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Thumbs down

It's junk.

I hope the seller makes good for you...

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