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    Another skeg question

    OK. I put my skegs on this weekend and it went OK. Took along time to get them on right and keep them aligned. I followed Jerry's direction from the "how to" section with marking the center line on the rideplate, measuring out the 2 and 3/4 inch. and they are on straight. Now the question is what grit sandpaper should i use to get the epoxy that dripped off the skegs without damaging them. Or is there a better way then sanding to remove some of the large drips? Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    OK. I put my skegs on this weekend and it went OK. Took along time to get them on right and keep them aligned. I followed Jerry's direction from the "how to" section with marking the center line on the rideplate, measuring out the 2 and 3/4 inch. and they are on straight. Now the question is what grit sandpaper should i use to get the epoxy that dripped off the skegs without damaging them. Or is there a better way then sanding to remove some of the large drips? Thanks guys.

    Mike
    I used 80 grit wrapped around a 3-4" piece of 1/4 dowel to clean off the excess expot on the skegs and rideplate

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    I just want to make sure not to damage the skeg to misshape it from the sandpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    I just want to make sure not to damage the skeg to misshape it from the sandpaper.
    The epoxy sanded much easier than the skegs, of course I used JB waterweld.

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    here's a picture.
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    some 80 grit will work great. Follow up with some 220 grit to smooth it out.

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    Thanks. Will try that. The aqua epoxy worked good. Nice and thick i just used some tape to hold the skegs in place and kept checking the alignment. They are exactly 5.5 apart.

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    looks good

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    I used a wood chisel to get the big stuff then some fine grit paper to smooth it all.

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    Finally finished all the sanding tonight. The skegs and rideplate. Thanks for all the advise guys. I'm going to try to get out tomorrow to test with them. Hopefully i like 'em. Here's some pics.
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