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joseph m. hahnl
04-06-2011, 08:47 PM
Does a skeg guard rob performance?:drive:

MOP
04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
IMO you would have to have some critical measuring device to see it.

Conquistador_del_mar
04-06-2011, 09:42 PM
I have always believed that it just adds more drag with its increased width. It is too easy to get a skeg repaired by welding it back to original instead of adding the skeg guard. Just my thoughts, Bill

roadtrip se
04-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Yes it will. Chances are the skeg will be bent, too.

mrfixxall
04-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Does a skeg guard rob performance?:drive:


i faw of my friends have them on their boat's because where we boat it does get shallow in some spots and it protects the skeg from getting brolen off...they have not seen ant loss in mph..

The Hedgehog
04-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Probably not much at 50 and lower. After that...probably.

I would just get it welded. That is not a big deal

LKSD
04-07-2011, 06:53 AM
Probably not much at 50 and lower. After that...probably.
I would just get it welded. That is not a big deal

Correct. On hulls that are not very fast you would not usually notice a difference at all.. On very fast hulls you do have the chance at potentially loosing a little tiny bit speed... Jamie / Lakeside

Greg K
04-07-2011, 07:54 AM
Had one on my King Cobra, did not notice any difference or think it robbed any speed on mine.

Fishermanjm
04-07-2011, 08:21 AM
will they actually work? if you hit somethin goin fast u are loosing the guard the sheg, everythin... i guess they might protect in a slower impact

joseph m. hahnl
04-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the opinions:worthy:. I managed to come across a lower for doing some work to a friends boat:wrench:. It has the skeg guard already on it:bonk:. I was bit weary about using the lower:shocking:, if the skeg guard was a performance inhibitor:confused:. but now that I have all of your blessings:cistineb:. I may just use it:boat:. and keep my other one as a spare for the just in case scenario:crossfing:.

Pismo
04-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Just put one of those fold-down trolling boards on the cavitation plate as well while you're there....:wink: