Hello. I just bought an avon supersport 4.0. suzuki 40hp. Pretty good deal, needs a bit of work. The boat is serviceable, needs a new transom, a new floor, (already built) some patches, and re-glueing in a few places. by far, the transom is the most time consuming, and extensive repair the boat needs. The motor needs new controls and a steering cable. (already got those.) here is my original post
My introduction to ribs, a soft transom
I am starting the transom tomorrow, already removed it, as you can see. It is completely rotten, glad I am doing it this way. the harder way, but the correct way. I have a few questions for the experts. Why is the transom "bent/curved"? Do I need to build an exact facsimile of this bent transom? Or, can I just build a transom out of a couple layers of 3/4" marine ply and call it good?