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    Exclamation Skeg mounting idea?

    AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS THESE THINGS FLYIN OFF EVEN AFTER THEY ARE EPOXYED ON PERFECT? SEEMS LIKE IF WE DONT HAVE THESE WELDED ON TO THE RIDEPLATE, THE CHANCE OF LOSIN THEM ARE PRETTY GOOD, SO I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA.

    LOOKIN FOR FEEDBACK.

    WHEN THE EPOXY GET PUT ON THE SKED AND IT GETS MOUNTED TO THE RIDEPLATE, I HAVE BEEN USING A JACK WITH A BOARD AS PER THE "HOW TO" THREAD ON THIS TOPIC. BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHEN YOU COMPRESS THE SKEG TO THE RIDEPLATE, ALL THE EPOXY GETS SQUEEZED OUT THE SIDES, WHICH THEN GETS SANDED OFF IN THE SMOOTHING PROCESS. LEAVING MINIMAL ADHESIVE HOLDING THE SKED ON.

    MY IDEA IS TO MILL OR GRIND A SLOT IN THE SKEG LENGTHWISE. STARTING ABOUT AN 2 INCHES IN FROM EACH END AND GOING ABOUT 1/8" DEEP. THIS WOULD LEAVE THE ADHESIVE ON THE TOP OF THE SKEG IN A THICKER BOND. SHOULD MAKE THE SKEG SET A LOT STRONGER ON THE PLATE.



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    That how-to is incorrect. Follow Jerry's instructions. There is suppose to be a gap between the skegs and rideplate, that is where the epoxy goes.

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    I have a set that have been on my ski since before you could buy them. Just held them in place with duct tape while the epoxy cured.

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    The handle is too harsh in the corners with skegs... it will catch so hard you can't hang on to it.

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    You can consider using some extremely coarse sandpaper to give it an "anchor pattern" to adhere to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STSPERFORMANCE View Post
    ... MY IDEA IS TO MILL OR GRIND A SLOT IN THE SKEG LENGTHWISE. STARTING ABOUT 2 INCHES IN FROM EACH END AND GOING ABOUT 1/8" DEEP. THIS WOULD LEAVE THE ADHESIVE ON THE TOP OF THE SKEG IN A THICKER BOND. SHOULD MAKE THE SKEG SET A LOT STRONGER ON THE PLATE...
    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel View Post
    ... There is suppose to be a gap between the skegs and rideplate, that is where the epoxy goes.
    I agree... and your idea of grinding a "slot" would most likely create a more adequate bond.

    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    The handle is too harsh in the corners with skegs... it will catch so hard you can't hang on to it.
    jawz brings up a good point... "straight line" folk will benefit from skegs... but those who like to turn hard... get ready to hang on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtxx View Post
    i have a set that have been on my ski since before you could buy them. Just held them in place with duct tape while the epoxy cured.

    maybe with the jack i am pressing on them to hard.

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    I used the duct tape method of holding them in place to dry. Mine have been on for about 7-8 months now. What I did was use some 40 grit sand paper on the top of the sgegs and on the area of the ride plate where they we're going to mount. Then I used a razor blade to make some deep lines in the top of the skegs in a hatch mark pattern and on the ride pale too. I think you are pressing them to tight.

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    Here's a pic.
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    Here's after sanding.
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