On one of my outboards, one of the rear corners of the cavitation plate is broken off. Besides effecting the handling, will this be a problem. The reason I ask is because a lot of times when you remove the lower unit on some older ouboards that have been neglected, this area is occasionally infiltrated with water and mud and muck. I am assuming that this will not have any negative impact on the lower unit. If I have not been able to explain it adequately, then I can post pics, prob tomorrow. Everyone's input on this is appreciated. Thanks in advance.