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#1 Posted : 10 July 2019 23:16:42(UTC)
Rank: Newbie

Posts: 1
Location: Barrow in furness

Good evening.

I would like some help regarding the stern tube I have on my boat, lady tiki. I have unfortunately split the stern tube on my boat, this I suspect has been caused by excessive weigh being placed on the shaft when grounding in an awkward position. I have ready made a skeg plate waiting to be added to the vertical part of the skeg to keep the prop higher off the mud/ sand when grounding.

My plan is to have her lifted out of the water this weekend to asses what to do and the full extent of the damage and at the same time modifying the skeg with the new grounding plate.

Has anybody split a stern tube before?
Are there similar stern tunes available to buy as a replacement?

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards
Lady tiki 335 no. 47
#2 Posted : 15 July 2019 11:42:56(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 145
Location: llandysul, Wales

Hello Jack
Sorry to hear of your problem .
Quite honestly I was not impressed by the strength of the skeg on Blue moon when she was out of the water so always support her under the stern tube when in the yard. Having said that the skeg has never let me down when grounding, usually burying itself in the mud. I would suggest you get a beefier one made up.

Jan Newman
Blue Moon
Peter Birkett  
#3 Posted : 19 July 2019 15:32:16(UTC)
Rank: Newbie

Posts: 2

Hello Jack

When I bought Blakeney Seal the skeg had been strengthened by the addition of a stainless steel cap. I have (I hope!) attached a photo which may give you food for thought. I hope this helps.

Peter Birkett
Blakeney Seal

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