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  • #16
    Looks good..what did the replacement skeg cost? I'd be interested to know how much time you have in the job when you finish...Thanks for the pics...

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    • #17
      The replacement is a Skeg Depot and I bought it at a local prop shop for $35. Minus grind/blend I've got about 2 1/2 hours in this. 30 minutes tops for clean-up.
      Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
      Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
      Rockwell vertical mill
      Beverly Shear B-3
      Beverly Shear JR
      Home-made English wheel
      Milwaukee Porta-band
      " Sawz-all
      Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
      Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
      Powcon 300st

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      • #18
        That's looking really good. How thick the replacement skeg is?
        Looks like your pretty good at hacking
        Last edited by Daniel; 08-19-2010, 08:14 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Daniel View Post
          That's looking really good. How thick the replacement skeg is?
          Looks like your pretty good at hacking
          At the top it's 3/8" and it tapers down at all sides.
          Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
          Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
          Rockwell vertical mill
          Beverly Shear B-3
          Beverly Shear JR
          Home-made English wheel
          Milwaukee Porta-band
          " Sawz-all
          Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
          Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
          Powcon 300st

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          • #20
            Good work

            I believe you are doing a fine job
            Keep it up!!
            It's nice to see you getting more of this type of work.
            If you ever was to leave your day job I'm sure you would do plenty fine on your own.

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            MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
            Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
            Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

            Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
            Miller 30-A Spoolgun
            Miller WC-115-A
            Miller Spectrum 300
            Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
            Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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            • #21
              Progress looks good,keep up the good work.
              252 Miller Mig
              180 Synchrowave
              R - 45 Milling Machine
              Kingston 1100 Lathe
              Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

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              • #22
                Showdog,

                That's definitely not a "hack job".

                Looks like a job done well. Not picking up a piece of aluminum plate and welding it on.

                I don't do a whole lot of skeg replacements here on the Cheasapeake (not many rocks) but when I do, they normally run about $250-300. I never "get in a hurry" because I'm always concerned about overheating the seals in the lower unit.
                Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
                Dynasty 200 DX
                Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
                Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
                Hobart HH187
                Dialarc 250 AC/DC
                Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
                Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
                PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
                Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
                Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
                More grinders than hands

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                • #23
                  Using a mig for that is definitely getting "in a hurry".....once I was replacing a skeg on a 125HP Force and used the spoolgun that day. It had enough energy to cause the "bullet" to go out of round temporarily It was popping and creaking and even seeped out grease.
                  It was a rush job for a side job a friend at a marina was doing. I called him at the first sign of trouble. He was on the phone with me as it cooled and everything was fine. It's been going for a couple of years now. That is about as close as you come to a MAJOR screwup.
                  I prefer to leave the grease in the unit and have everything all torqued in place so when everything cools it comes back to the shape it needs to be. An empty case can warp. That said I fix a lot of those also.
                  No matter how you go about fixing these you shouldn't just jump on it and weld like crazy. It could bite you. You can use a mig but you need to skip around and take a break or two so the heat can absorb into the entire unit.

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                  Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                  MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                  Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                  Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                  Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                  Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                  Miller WC-115-A
                  Miller Spectrum 300
                  Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                  Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                  • #24
                    Nice job. Now that's taking pride in your work.
                    T.J.
                    Miller Dynasty 300DX
                    HTP MIG 240
                    HTP 380 Plasma

                    Bridgeport Milling Machine
                    South Bend Lathe
                    Etc. Etc....
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                    • #25
                      Here is a couple of shots of the repair complete.
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                      Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
                      Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
                      Rockwell vertical mill
                      Beverly Shear B-3
                      Beverly Shear JR
                      Home-made English wheel
                      Milwaukee Porta-band
                      " Sawz-all
                      Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
                      Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
                      Powcon 300st

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                      • #26
                        Very nice job........

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                        • #27
                          Man that looks excellent ! Keep up the good work.
                          Miller Dialarc 250
                          Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"
                          Miller Spectrum 625 X-treme
                          Miller Bobcat 225

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                          • #28
                            when I started reading this thread I didn't know what a Skeg was.

                            Is there really a Skeg Depot or is that a coastal joke....

                            Steve in the Mojave desert
                            Miller Diversion 165
                            1966 Bridgeport Mill
                            Leblond 15x 35 Regal Servoshift lathe
                            Solberga SE 1425 Drill Press
                            Bigass Bandsaw
                            Hydraulic press
                            small surface grinder
                            Belt sander
                            Tons of grinders and hand tools
                            Knife edge Balancing rollers
                            Heat and AC in the garage

                            Jags and racing Triumphs

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                            • #29
                              Hey Showdog, great job!!!

                              www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
                              Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                              MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                              Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                              Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                              Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                              Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                              Miller WC-115-A
                              Miller Spectrum 300
                              Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                              Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                              • #30
                                I thought I'd bump this old thread just for the heck of it.
                                BTW Showdog....did you ever weld/fill that hole?

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                                Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                                MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                                Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                                Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                                Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                                Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                                Miller WC-115-A
                                Miller Spectrum 300
                                Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                                Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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