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Old 18 April 2017, 09:36   #1
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Transom reinforcement?

Hi all,

Almost ready for the 2017 boating season.. I've been prepping my boat and trailer with some new additions and can't wait to get into the water!

I have a question about transom reinforcement, I've seen some SIBs with a bolt through the transom where the material is glued onto the wooden transom. I can see how this would help if the glue was to fail and there would still be something holding it together, but do these bolts really help or hinder things if put in after everything was glued?

I'm curious to know cause it doesn't cost much for a few bolts if its going to help support the transom.
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Old 18 April 2017, 10:22   #2
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Hi all,

Almost ready for the 2017 boating season.. I've been prepping my boat and trailer with some new additions and can't wait to get into the water!

I have a question about transom reinforcement, I've seen some SIBs with a bolt through the transom where the material is glued onto the wooden transom. I can see how this would help if the glue was to fail and there would still be something holding it together, but do these bolts really help or hinder things if put in after everything was glued?

I'm curious to know cause it doesn't cost much for a few bolts if its going to help support the transom.
It doesn't add any strength. The glue does all of the work.

The bolts only come in to play if the glue fails...which if that happens, you've got bigger problems.
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Old 18 April 2017, 10:54   #3
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Thanks, I kinda figured as much.. plus I feel like drilling holes into those spots after the fact.
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