Scag ?

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by David_M, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. David_M

    David_M Well-Known Member

    Chipped a big piece of my scag off my motor Saturday mornn anybody no of someone that can weld a new one on(cast aluminum ) or another way of fixing it?

  2. jla

    jla Well-Known Member

    I use a guy near Stuttgart, he's done other work for me and replaced a skeg in one instance, he gets the work I need done. That said, a good welding shop in your area that can do aluminum should be able to fix you up.

    Depending on how much welding is needed, read that as how much heat they are going to put into the casting, you may need to dis-assemble the gear case. Sometimes they must get it hotter than the seals need to endure, also some won't do it with the lube in there
  3. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    When I seen the title I thought not another Hillary thread.:smack:
  4. Yell County Bowhunter

    Yell County Bowhunter Well-Known Member

    Without seeing a picture of how much is missing, it's hard to be for sure, but If there's not much missing, just run it...we use to run 150 HP on bass boats that had parts missing from the scag...if you don't notice it when running, don't worry about it...:up:
  5. Carr.45

    Carr.45 Well-Known Member

    Bray Sheet metal in LR can prob do it, they do all kinds of crazy welding jobs

    RAZOR_DEER Well-Known Member

    John Brown Welding in NLR/Sherwood has done several for me as well as a cavitation plate and multiple props. He is on Maralynn sp? (the road that runs next to the new wal-mart in Sherwood) I highly recommend him, and his prices are very good.
  7. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    Have someone do it that is familiar with the job. I had a guy that knew how to weld but didn't use a heat sink or anything to keep the rest of the lower unit cool. It looked great. But the next time I bumped something with mine the lower unit shattered in the middle of the gear housing.
  8. David_M

    David_M Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Shouldn't be to big of a deal to fix
  9. wood duck whacker

    wood duck whacker Well-Known Member

    no big deal i broke half of mine off once and happened to get the other half back! it was cbent but for less than 100 had it straightened and welded back on. i suggest changingn the lower unit oil and the prop seal after this is done if you dont have it done at a boat shop. Any respectfull boat shop should be able to handle this job with no problem in just a few days maybe shorter if you willing to pay to jump up in the wating line!
  10. Matthew.loftis

    Matthew.loftis Well-Known Member

    Southfork Boats in Lonsdale.

    They welded my cavitation plate back up and it looks brand new. No bead. Gailen took his time so he didn't get the seals too hot. Couple of days and less than a hundo... looks brand new.
  11. David_M

    David_M Well-Known Member

    Yeah I plan on taken it to gailen herd he's the go to guy for this sort of problem Plus i like the fact I'm not gonna have to tear my lower unit apart herd good things about him