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Old 05 May 2010, 10:31   #1
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Non-permanent ways of raising transom height?

Anyone have a removeable solution to raising the transom height? I currently put a bit of 2cm wood under the engine each to time, but this seems far from ideal as it works loose.
I have a Zodiac FF3.4.

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Old 05 May 2010, 10:44   #2
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Duct tape, of course!
Tape your lump of wood to the top of the transom
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Old 05 May 2010, 11:22   #3
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Duct tape, of course!
Tape your lump of wood to the top of the transom


Bloody half witted stupid suggestion.
We all know that ONLY works on seariders.......
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You're trying to raise the transom by 2cm?

If you're bolting an engine on (as opposed to the screw clamps) why worry about it? A 2cm gap between the motor and the top of the transom isn't going to hurt anything as long as the motor is securely mounted otherwise.

Or is there another reason to raise it?

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You're trying to raise the transom by 2cm?

If you're bolting an engine on (as opposed to the screw clamps) why worry about it? A 2cm gap between the motor and the top of the transom isn't going to hurt anything as long as the motor is securely mounted otherwise.

Or is there another reason to raise it?

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I presume its clamped on on a 3.4 zodiac?
the only suggestion I can come up with is your bit of wood and a few screws.
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I'm with Doggy on this one, just screw your gap filling piece to the top of the transom.

Wood, or ali box section would be good, but make sure you coat the screws in sealant before screwing them down.
If it can be slightly less easily removeable it would be good to bed the whole thing down on some Sikaflex or similar.

I would also make it a little thicker than the transom on the inside to provide a small lip that will stop the engine slipping off if the engine clamps become loose.

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I'm with Doggy on this one, just screw your gap filling piece to the top of the transom.

Wood, or ali box section would be good, but make sure you coat the screws in sealant before screwing them down.
If it can be slightly less easily removeable it would be good to bed the whole thing down on some Sikaflex or similar.

I would also make it a little thicker than the transom on the inside to provide a small lip that will stop the engine slipping off if the engine clamps become loose.

Nasher.

and if you use a sikaflex adhesive rather than a sealant, it will add some strength to the joint too, but still be removable in the future with a sharp wood chisel or similar.
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http://www.my-inflatable-boat.com/in...tor-mount.html

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Brilliant idea. Thanks fellas!!
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