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    Should skegs fit flush to rideplate?

    I am going to put my skegs on this weekend i just got from Jerry's store. I test fit them tonight and they don't exactly fit flush to the bottom of the rideplate. Is this normal? Also I know they need to be 5 1/2 inches apart, but where should they be as far as front to back? Should they be even with the back of the rideplate? Thanks for the help


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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    I am going to put my skegs on this weekend i just got from Jerry's store. I test fit them tonight and they don't exactly fit flush to the bottom of the rideplate. Is this normal? Also I know they need to be 5 1/2 inches apart, but where should they be as far as front to back? Should they be even with the back of the rideplate? Thanks for the help
    Yeah good question, and what type of epoxy shoudl you use(sorry minor thread jacking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthAWM View Post
    Yeah good question, and what type of epoxy shoudl you use(sorry minor thread jacking)
    Loc tite Marine works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    I am going to put my skegs on this weekend i just got from Jerry's store. I test fit them tonight and they don't exactly fit flush to the bottom of the rideplate. Is this normal? Also I know they need to be 5 1/2 inches apart, but where should they be as far as front to back? Should they be even with the back of the rideplate? Thanks for the help
    Yes, it is normal. There is a gap in the middle. Use the Loc Tite Marine Epoxy and fill the gaps and you will be fine. It's good stuff!

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    Thanks Jerry. What about front to back spacing. Does it matter if they are centered or should they be forward or rear of the plate?

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    They should be spaced 5.5" apart. Did you get the instructions sent with the skegs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    Thanks Jerry. What about front to back spacing. Does it matter if they are centered or should they be forward or rear of the plate?
    I believe they're supposed to be as far back as possible on the plate without going off the edge.

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    Yes, got the instructions and understand the spacing. Just doesn't say if they should be flush with rear of the rideplate or in the middle.

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    Thanks, from the pictures i found of installs it looks like most people have them all the way to the rear of the rideplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    Thanks, from the pictures i found of installs it looks like most people have them all the way to the rear of the rideplate.
    Correrct! Move them as far back as possible.

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