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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 21:21 #1

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While we were moored, a wake or chop bumped us into the bulkhead! The boat ran well on the way back to the ramp.

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So...
1. Does this NEED to be fixed?
2. CAN it be fixed (looks like cast aluminum)?
3. or does it need to be replaced?

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 21:39 #2

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It won't hurt the performance, just a eye sore now!

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 21:44 #3

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Hi

Perhaps mount some hydrofoils to cover it up!

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 21:47 #4

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Any good welder can remake that for you. Or go with the hyda foil idea.

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 22:54 #5

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spike2450;313422 wrote: Hi

Perhaps mount some hydrofoils to cover it up!



You know, I didn't think about the sharp edges, and our kiddie's feet...

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 22 Jun 2009 22:59 #6

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actually it's an easy fix....if you boat in salt water..then it will become an issue really quickly cuz the bare al. is open to the salt water..corrosion will soon begin..

so..take it to a prop shop..they can grind off the edge and weld a new cavitation plate on....then grind it smooth...after that it's a simple process of primer and paint....

:arr arrr

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 23 Jun 2009 00:38 #7

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I would go along with seapuppy! It is an easy enough fix.

You'll be much happier in the long term!!

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 23 Jun 2009 01:40 #8

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or.

grind the edge smooth, prime with zinc chromate, paint 4 coats of outdrive paint and go damage some other part of the boat while having fun with the money you saved.

It's cosmetic damage at this point, insignificant if any performance impact.

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 23 Jun 2009 03:19 #9

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talman;313517 wrote: or.

grind the edge smooth, prime with zinc chromate, paint 4 coats of outdrive paint and go damage some other part of the boat while having fun with the money you saved.

It's cosmetic damage at this point, insignificant if any performance impact.


I LIKE the way you think!:prod

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 23 Jun 2009 03:35 #10

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dunno about u, but my insurance would cover that :rolleyes:

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Outdrive damaged...now what? 23 Jun 2009 04:58 #11

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My God...... Get the thing fixed, and get it fixed correctly! :prod Chock up the experience to not tying off correctly..... learn from it.... move on!
Like mentioned, most any good propeller repair shop can do this work..... and they do it routinely. It's not even all that costly for the repair.
You will likely need to paint this yourself, but after painting, you won't even see the repair.

Now you have a drive that looks nice like the rest of your boat! :D

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