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Old 04-11-2019, 09:42 AM
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SkegShield® by Gator Guards is expanding the lineup of American Made skeg guards to continue to
protect the expanding group of boaters with Mercury Verado Outboards.

The new #524 Model SkegShield is a skeg guard designed for 2011-2018 Mercury Verado outboards in
the 150-350HP range, specifically paired with the 5.44″ diameter HD Gearcase. These combos are
commonly found on coastal boats, large pontoons, and offshore cruisers. Available Now to protect your
engine.

The 5.44″ gearcase can come in black or gray. The easiest way to tell if you have this model on your
Mercury Verado is to check for the black plastic retainer ring on the backside of the gear housing where
the prop meets the hub. You’ll also see that the gearcase diameter is typically 3/4″ wider than the
propeller hub diameter, unlike the standard 4.8″ gearcase where the prop hub is almost flush with the
case.

Boaters running through shallow flats and intracoastal areas are especially at risk of running their
engines aground. The wrong turn around the channel bend or off on the tides can lead to a broken skeg
in a hurry leading to an expensive repair bill. For only $129.95 you can repair a damaged skeg yourself or
protect it against hazards lurking below the water for peace of mind.

Unlike foreign manufacturers – Skegshield has a true mirror polish finish and comes with custom
shearable bolts designed to prevent further damage to your drive in case of impact.

SkegShield is made of 18 gauge, mirror polished 316 marine grade American stainless steel. The skeg
guard is further reinforced on the lower edge for protection that makes SkegShield twice as strong as
any OEM skeg.

All SkegShields are easy to install. There is no welding—no messy glue, adhesive or epoxy, and best of all
no curing or down time. You’ll be back on the water in under 30 minutes and since it doesn’t have a foot
or skid plate welded on the bottom it will not affect your boat’s performance.

There are 9 models of SkegShield skeg guards to fit over 15 different versions of Mercury Outboards –
now including a Mercury Verado skeg guard. To find yours and learn more about SkegShield by Gator
Guards – Click Here.

https://www.gator-guards.com/skegshield-skeg-guard/

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I run the smaller thinner one that covers the very bottom of my skegs. I always blast the paint off the lower inch and now they look perfect.
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Vantaredoc Those can really help with keeping your skeg nice and clean!
But we've found that only a full coverage SkegShield can really protect your skeg and propshaft in case of true impact.
We design ours with specific shear-able bolts so that it creates a "breakaway" style protection to help save your gearcase and internals in case of a hard impact.
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Originally Posted by DesertBoaterNick View Post
Vantaredoc Those can really help with keeping your skeg nice and clean!
But we've found that only a full coverage SkegShield can really protect your skeg and propshaft in case of true impact.
We design ours with specific shear-able bolts so that it creates a "breakaway" style protection to help save your gearcase and internals in case of a hard impact.
Thank you but that's all I want tis to keep from having to paint the very lower portion all the time.
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