Thread: how to remove skegs?
06-17-2009, 01:18 PM #1
how to remove skegs?
Hey guys, i want to get rid of the skegs on my rideplate that was done up by Jim. They are welded on. What is the best way to get rid of them? Just grind them off?
06-17-2009, 01:24 PM #2
06-17-2009, 01:57 PM #3
Why would you want them off?
I need mine welded...I lost mine this past weekend.. I knew they came off when it started to ride like butt....damn epoxy...not to hijack thread but can they be welded while the ride plate is on?
06-17-2009, 02:35 PM #4
I had mine done by Jim and they are amazing but you can not race with them on so they need to go. I took my plate off that has them but I am trying to get back the few mph I lost when i took the plate off and want to put it back on but without the skegs.
I am not sure if they can be welded on with the plate attached to the ski.
06-17-2009, 02:37 PM #5
personally, I wouldn't try to grind off welded on skegs because you might end up with 75 cents worth of scrap aluminum. might be better to get another plate prep'd like you want it with out skegs and sell that one.
06-17-2009, 02:53 PM #6
06-17-2009, 02:59 PM #7
if you do try to grind them off the key would be slow and steady. with aluminum if you slip your done.
06-17-2009, 03:59 PM #8
Yeah I am just going to sell the plate and get my other one machined.
06-17-2009, 08:58 PM #9
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06-17-2009, 10:22 PM #10
You can sand/grind them off but it does take a while .
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