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skeg

[skeg]
(naval architecture)
An extension of the stern end of the keel, which in some cases passes under the propeller and supports the rudder post.
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The Skeg, available in three sizes, is made of a durable composite material that is attached by means of special adhesive.
Rebecca, who still stayed in Burghead with her family and was studying at Moray College, was nicknamed Skeg and the pair were inseparable.
Sometimes the spinning boat propeller and the skeg below it slice through the animal's thick hide, leaving deep wounds.
The X37 also has a trouble-free throttle and a newly- designed skeg and cavitation plate, plus direct throttle control, idle air control, high-capacity fuel pump, digital tachometer and hour meter.
For strength, both the skeg and keel-fin are part of the mould itself, with the cast iron bulb added later--giving a rather modest ballast ratio of 27 percent, but one which is largely in keeping with the conservative sail plan and the relatively low main mast height due to the ketch rig arrangement.
I will often tilt my outboard's lower unit up, leaving just a portion of the skeg in the water so that it acts like a tiller for better boat control.
The skeg on my outboard is noticeably bent, but the motor still runs fine, the prop is undamaged and I can't feel any new vibrations at the helm.
Rocky Bottom sells prop guards, a product called the Beachee, a protection blanket to protect your boat or pwc keel from damage when beaching, The HullHugr, which she describes as Ultimate Marine Fenders, the HydroShield, which protects both your prop and skeg, and marine mammals from injury and a host of other protection items.
Azipull thrusters with pulling propeller and streamlined underwater skeg have proved popular propulsion units since they were introduced in 2003.
The X37 also has a tachometer and hour meter, stainless steel prop, twist-grip, and newly-designed skeg and cavitation plate.