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Chili Palmer

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done this, but due to being distracted from my regular routine.......I forgot to raise my outdrive and ground down my skeg. Luckily I caught it before it got the prop. Is there a repair kit or do I need to replace whole lower case of the outdrive. It’s a Brovo 1x.
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I would just paint mine but it would only last about three or four trips before it needed to be redone. Personally I wouldn't worry about it
 

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You can buy a skeg from Mercury then cut, fit and weld it to your drive and it would be like new after painting, I have done many of them, or you can buy a polished stainless steel skeg guard than you can install in ten min. there are a couple different manufactures, I think that Panther makes the nicest one, maybe less the $150 or at least bolt it on for now until you want to remove the drive and weld it later......Google Panther Skeg Guard.......instruction videos
 
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Yes they do make a repair kit, it's called beer 🍺 🤣

I've done it as well but my wife always jumps out of the boat just out of the water to make sure the boat is centered so it only dragged a few feet.
 

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Weld on a horizontal plate on the bottom of it and be the first to own a sterndrive hydroplane 😅 😅
Ooooh now there's an idea! :D

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I prefer mercruisers phantom black. Best stick and coverage I've ever gotten out of a can and surprisingly not ridiculously priced either. Dont forget to hit it with some zinc chromate/phosphate primer first either
 

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That's what it is there for to protect the prop and it did its job! Don't stress. We all have done it. Mercury Phantom Black and get back to the water!
 

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Weld on a horizontal plate on the bottom of it and be the first to own a sterndrive hydroplane 😅 😅
Ooooh now there's an idea! :D



I prefer mercruisers phantom black. Best stick and coverage I've ever gotten out of a can and surprisingly not ridiculously priced either. Dont forget to hit it with some zinc chromate/phosphate primer first either
I'm sure it's been done and was a handling nightmare, definitely give you some stern lift tho.
 

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Thanks for all the replies, based on the consensus here it’s not that bad. Just a quick shot of primer and paint and I’m good to go.

Now I can go blow the $1500 that I was going use on a new lower case in to my new truck fund. Too bad the new GM trucks are ugly and have sucky interiors, I can’t do Ford because they don’t have any decent V8 engines in their half ton trucks. I’d like a Ram TRX, but the price tag is just $50k too high for a half ton truck. After rolling a 2500 HD for 10 years I’m done with the rough ride of a ¾ ton truck.
 

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Mercruiser phantom black as others have said, and forget about it.
 

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I'm sure it's been done and was a handling nightmare, definitely give you some stern lift tho.
Yes it has been done... ( don't ask) makes you boat into a ski ski, wonderous things happen when it falls on it's
side:eek::eek:😅🍻
 

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I think you've lost less than an inch, for skegs that's okay.😂
 

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I’d hit it with a file. Clean er up, and repaint. Never know the difference.
 

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done this, but due to being distracted from my regular routine.......I forgot to raise my outdrive and ground down my skeg. Luckily I caught it before it got the prop. Is there a repair kit or do I need to replace whole lower case of the outdrive. It’s a Brovo 1x.
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Mine is a tad shorter than the prop works just fine and also as soon as you get rid of the 3/4 ton for a 1/2 ton you will want a 3/4 again I am almost 3 years into a 1/2 ton and next will be 3/4 ton
 

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Is that like scratching your anchor
 

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Time for a -2 imco lower.
 

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done this, but due to being distracted from my regular routine.......I forgot to raise my outdrive and ground down my skeg. Luckily I caught it before it got the prop. Is there a repair kit or do I need to replace whole lower case of the outdrive. It’s a Brovo 1x.
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Is this what it sounded like? It's what it sounded like when I did it. Lol

This channel is awesome BTW, real life Peter Griffin is the first one in this video.🤣

 

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Just paint it and run it. Nothing uglier than a skeg guard
 
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