SkegShield® by Gator Guards is expanding the lineup of American Made skeg guards to continue to protect the expanding group of boaters with Yamaha Outboards.
The new #526 model SkegShield is designed for Yamaha Outboards from 200-300 HP from 1994 to current - equipped with Extra Long (25”) and Ultra Long (30”) shafts and the OX66 Salt Edition motors. These models are commonly found on saltwater boats, center consoles, and cruisers.
The new #527 model SkegShield pairs with variety of smaller motors in the 30-60 HP range from 2001 to current. All 40-50HP models and the long shaft version of both the 30 and 60 horsepower motors. For more specifics, you can visit our SkegShield fit chart. These powerplants can commonly be found on flats boats, jon boats, and variety of smaller craft.
Boaters running through tidal channels, flats, swamps 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 8 models of SkegShield skeg guards to fit over 19 different versions of Yamaha Outboards. To find yours and learn more about SkegShield by Gator Guards - Click Here.