Blackfin™ Replacement Skeg
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- Durable, high-impact nylon composite construction
- Tapered wings on each side for structural reinforcement and lift
- Sacrificial node on the bottom limits engine's skeg from plowing into underwater objects
Designed to protect and perform, the Blackfin Replacement Skeg is made from durable high-impact nylon composite featuring two tapered wings on each side for structural reinforcement and lift at every angle of engine trim. The Blackfin also features a sacrificial node on the bottom which limits the engine's skeg from plowing into underwater objects, and is shaped to turn the engine slightly on side impacts for more prop protection.
To determine the Blackfin model for your engine, measure from the front of the prop to the tip of the gear housing. Simply match this measurement to one of the Blackfin sizes listed below.Note:
The MerCruiser Alpha One when measured falls into the medium category, however it will require a small Blackfin.
Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 19
Rated 1 out of 5 by mhuffy blzckfin
used all that glue and after about 5 days went out came back and no blackfin
May 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jimejr Skeg
This was a $100 mistake. The composite skeg did not fit tight against the skeg on the motor. I had to put additional adhesive to try to hold it on. Needs to have way to bolt or screw on. It last three trips and fell off.
July 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sincerelydan Blackfin Replacement Skeg
I have fished the Rum River in Minnesota for 50 years, has some very rocky places. At some point I think Ive hit everyone of them. I used the Blackfind to repair/replace my old skag on a 25 hp 4stroke Evenruide. Had some doubts about it but was surprised how strong it was. Working our way up river in about a foot of water the skag made contact with the rocky bottom as it did the boat lifted up slightly (I was waiting for the crashing sound the prop usually makes) we idled along perhaps 25 more ft. No prop contact.Slipped into a little deeper water boat settled back to normal.Checked prop at landing looked like new! Would recommend trying if your thinking about a repair/protection for your motor.
October 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasFish Good Protection, No Longevity
I am on my second Blackfin Replacement Skeg. The first one is in the bottom of the bay. I hit bottom with the skeg (at a rather slow speed) and the Blackfin pulled completely off. No damage to the engine, so I guess the Blackfin did its job. I think Blackfin needs to improve the adhesive or recommend bolting the Blackfin to the skeg. I followed the installation instructions 100%. The adhesive adheres more than well to the aluminum skeg, but does not adhere well to the Blackfin itself. All the adhesive remained on the skeg and it took two hours to remove it when installing the second Blackfin. I purchased the Blackfin to avoid drilling into the engine's skeg, but I can't afford to literally drop $100 into the water every time I am in shallow water.
September 4, 2012
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