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Blackfin Skeg

Item # 87651
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Key Features

  • Constructed from rugged, nylon composite

  • Provides better handling

  • Quicker plane times


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The most vulnerable part of your lower unit is the skeg. It often ends up damaged, requiring repair or replacement. Now, the revolutionary Blackfin provides a breakthrough in skeg protection, repair, or replacement. Blackfin is made of a rugged, nylon composite, and it's easily installed, saving the time and expense of a trip to the marine shop. Unlike typical skegs, Blackfin offers performance enhancing features that provide better handling, quicker plane times, and more steering control. Comes with all you need for a do-it-yourself application, including special marine adhesive and complete instruction. Sizes are determined by your lower unit gear housing measurement: S(10-1/2" to 12-1/2"), M(13-1/2" to 14-1/2"). Exception: Mercruiser Alpha One measures medium but requires small instead.
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Blackfin Skeg
 
4.2

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (34)
  • Reliable (17)
  • Weather proof (14)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (27)
    • Large boats (15)
    • Personal crafts (15)
    • Personal watercraft (5)
    • Waterskiing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (24), Casual/ recreational (21), Recreational (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Blackfin Skeg is an awesome deal !!

    easy install, awesome deal !!!!

    easy install, awesome deal !!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    LOOSE FIT ON ALPHA ONE (GEN ONE)

    I HAVEN'T INSTALLED YET, AS 'DRY FIT' SEEMS QUITE LOOSE & I'M CONCERNED ONCE I GLUE IT UO, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN PROPER CENTER LINE POSITIONING. I FEEL THE BLACKFIN...Read complete review

    I HAVEN'T INSTALLED YET, AS 'DRY FIT' SEEMS QUITE LOOSE & I'M CONCERNED ONCE I GLUE IT UO, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN PROPER CENTER LINE POSITIONING. I FEEL THE BLACKFIN SKEG COVER SHOULD BE A MORE SNUG FIT EVEN WHEN DRY FITTING TO MAINTAIN ACCURATE CENTERLINE POSITIONING. I AM CONSIDERING RETURNINNG THIS PRODUCT FOR A STAINLESS ONE WITH MOUNTING SCREWSS TO MAINTAIN A HIGHER DEGREE OF CENTERLINE ACCURACY.

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    5.0

    Blackfin on Alha dreve unit

    By Mark

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Performance
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Blackfin Skeg:

      Several years ago I added a Blackfin Skeg to an Alpha drive on my 1988 20'classic DONZI. As anyone with a fast (60MPH+) pocket rocket equipped with an Alpha drive knows, handling can be squirrely since the Alpha skeg is sooo, so small...the Blackfin Skeg is a great addition to any Alpha drive, offering greatly improved steering control at speed, moderate steering improvement at low & idle speeds and noticeable hole shot improvement. Now ordering another one for my 22' Scarab with a Bravo drive big block Merc...it certainly is a product worth the money & can't do anything but help! STOP READING & JUST BUY ONE!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Skeg Ever!

      By FisherOfMen

      from Sartell, MN

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durability
      • Good Performance
      • Reliable
      • Simplicity
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Hard-working Fishing Boat
      • Outboard Motor

      Comments about Blackfin Skeg:

      I put this Blackfin Skeg on my 1999 Glastron GS180 Fish and Ski, which has a smaller 115 HP Johnson outboard. I followed the directions to the "T" as far as installation goes, and so far have not had any problems. The lakes up here in Minnesota are very low this year and I had already tore up a prop from hitting bottom. Since I have put this on the lower unit and switched to a new prop, the new prop has yet to have any damage on it. I have felt the lower unit hit bottom, but instead of the "thud,thud, thud" you would expect, there was nothing. For less than $100 this is a GREAT product. ONE THING: I did have to notch out a half circle area where the lower drain plug is on the lower unit, but this was simple to do. Make sure you make the notch (if needed) BEFORE you glue it in place.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      best up grade purchased to date

      By Tim toolman

      from Chalfont, Pa.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Blackfin Skeg:

        This product performs better than advertised should have bought sooner!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding product

        By Sonic

        from central Texas

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Performance
        • Reliable
        • Tough
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Blackfin Skeg:

          The Blackfin Skeg protector is an outstanding product; I've had one on every boat I've owned because if installed correctly this one small item can and will save U a lot of money.
          I hit a submerged floater on the lake a couple of months back and the entire skeg was broken off my lower unit BUT the Blackfin was still intact!!!! if that wasn't enough to convince me I was told by a person with an insurance company that without having had the Blackfin installed I would/could have totalled the motor!! Love my Blackfin and will have one on any boat I own from now on.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          "This product really works"

          By Bernie at the Lake

          from Lake Anna, Lousia, Virginia

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Performance
          • Install clear of prop
          • No screws or drill holes
          • Restores skeg perfectly
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Just measure skeg
            • Large Boats
            • Personal Crafts
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Blackfin Skeg:

            Other products need to be screwed on the broken skeg. I feel this would be too ridgid, and if hit bottom again might break skeg off too high.
            This product comes with great adhesive,and is strong rubber that will give. At worst it can be removed and replaced, and will not break off skeg. I love it! A perfect repair for my broken skeg.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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