Hit a underwater boulder

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luckeydogg
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Hit a underwater boulder

#1 Post by luckeydogg » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:42 pm

So... My brand new 2020 Tahoe Quadfish with less than 8 hrs on my Honda 90HP hit a boulder on Lake Elysian in Minnesota today. Obviously this isn't going to be covered under warranty. So my rookie ass needs to fix it himself. Any suggestions?

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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#2 Post by luckeydogg » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:03 pm

Ugh, looks like that Assembly Case is anywhere from $1,200-$1,700.00... :shock:

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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#3 Post by TheWhisker » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:49 pm

Maybe someone could do a weld repair, perhaps a skeg guard or something is also available. Or maybe it didn't lose enough to need to be repaired?
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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#4 Post by luckeydogg » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:25 pm

Oil light & alarm came on. I have a feeling the shaft inside the assembly that goes up to the motor bent. :scared

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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#5 Post by Marc K » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:33 pm

Check with your insurance carrier. It would be covered by my policy.
They told me that damage from submerged logs is the number one claim that they see.
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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#6 Post by wwind3 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:01 am

Yep the caution lights are a prob--have it checked out for sure. I dinged my skeg and just installed a stainless steel skeg over it--I had just the tip broken off---maybe an inch or so---it might work for you.. Requires drilling thu the skeg and bolting the new one on. Good luck...
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Re: Hit a underwater boulder

#7 Post by Liquid Asset » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:46 pm

Well if the shaft turns out to be ok, I'd just add a skeg guard. It doesn't look that bad in the picture. Stinks it's a new boat but that's part of the game. Is there oil leaking?

If there is anything wrong with the lower unit ( other than the skeg) it's time for an insurance claim. That's the type of damage you have it for in the first place!
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