Megaware Skeg Guard

Megaware Skeg Guard

Vendor: Megaware

The Inexpensive Solution to a Broken Skeg

Save Hundreds of Dollars on Skeg Repairs and Replacement





The Most Trusted Skeg Guard for Skeg Protection

Protect your motor’s skeg with the most trusted skeg protector on the market, the Megaware SkegGuard. Prevent wear and reduce the amount of damage to your skeg when hitting minor objects, rocks, or submerged stumps and debris.

The Megaware SkegGuard is an inexpensive solution to replace or repair a broken or damaged skeg. You can install a SkegGuard on a new or broken skeg with as little as 2-3 inches of the upper skeg remaining. Easily slide the SkegGuard over the skeg, tap it into place and install the mounting hardware. No welding is needed. Each kit comes with self-locking mounting hardware and hex wrenches. Save yourself hundreds of dollars in skeg repairs and get back on the water in as little as 10 minutes.

Megaware SkegGuard Engineering

The Megaware SkegGuard conforms to the skeg, ensuring no discernable drag or compromise in the performance of your motor. The SkegGuard is manufactured using 18 gauge marine-grade 316 stainless steel that can withstand damage and abrasion from rocks and debris. The design features a 3mm thick lower wear plate to protect against accidental ramp dragging and a drain hole to allow water and fluids to escape preventing corrosion and freezing.

The SkegGuard’s mirror-polished finish creates a customized look and compliments the overall appearance of your boat and motor.

Megaware SkegGuard is available for most outboard and Inboard/Outboard (I/O) or Sterndrive engines, including Evinrude, Johnson, Honda, Mercury, Mercruiser, Mariner, Nissan, OMC, Tohatsu, Suzuki, Volvo, and Yamaha.


SkegGuard Installation

Installation is a straightforward 4 step process and takes less than 10 minutes. Additional items needed for the installation are gloves, a mallet (leather, rubber, or wooden), and a 1/4″ drill bit and drill.

Caution: Always wear gloves to prevent injury from cuts when working with this product.

Step 1) Determine Skeg Fitment

Ensure proper fit before installing the Megaware SkegGuard. There must be at least 2-3 inches of upper skeg remaining to secure the SkegGuard. If any portion of the skeg has been bent or distorted, it must be re-conformed to the original shape.

Visually check the fit of the SkegGuard by holding it up against your skeg. Keep in mind that some models are universal and may not mirror your skeg’s exact shape and size. Some models may overhang slightly or not fully extend up to the lower gearcase.

Note: If you have fitment questions, please call our office before installing the SkegGuard

Step 2) Prep your Skeg

File any spurs or jagged edges smooth so the SkegGuard can easily slide over the existing skeg. Some lower units may have a reinforced wear tab at the lower end or bottom of the skeg. The wear tab will need to be filed flush with the skeg to provide a proper fit. If desired, prime and paint the exposed portion of the skeg before installing the SkegGuard.

Step 3) Tap the SkegGuard into Place

Using a mallet (leather, rubber, or wooden), slide the SkegGuard onto the skeg and gently tap on it to get it started. Then drive it on with the mallet until it is fully seated.

Step 4) Install the Hardware

Using the pre-drilled mounting holes on the SkegGuard as pilot holes, drill into the skeg using a 1/4″ drill bit. Install the stainless steel self-locking hardware using the hex tools provided in the product package. The hardware is dipped in a thread locker to prevent the bolts from coming loose.

Precautionary Statement: Megaware SkegGuard is not designed to prevent damage in the event of a collision impact with stationary objects. The product is designed to prevent and reduce wear, and the amount of damage encountered while hitting minor floating objects or submerged stumps and rocks. It can also serve as a replacement to a broken skeg, providing at least 2-3 inches of the upper skeg to attach and secure.


  • Mirror Polished Finish
  • Thickened Lower Wear Tab Protects Against Ramp Dragging and is Great for River Running
  • Drain Hole Prevents Corrosion and Freezing
  • Won’t Compromise Performance
  • Do-It-Yourself Skeg Guard Install in Less than 10 Minutes
  • Installs with as Little as 2-3 Inches of Skeg Remaining


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