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Old 08 March 2014, 15:27   #11
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Is the transom soft in that you get flex? Like you have rotting wood in there? If so, that's something you want to address before taking it out. Depending on condition, you may have to completely replace the entire thing, or, if it's localized, you could try one of the "rot stop" products (which are usually an epoxy or other resin that gest injected into the rotting areas.) Bracing everything with stainless or aluminum sheet as a sheath may help as well.

If you have the motor off, take a close look inside the bolt holes; those are a primary means of water ingress.


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No, not so much flex. just looked bad. The transom ply is delaminating, I am going to reinforce the transom as a matter of safety anyway. That motor is a back breaker for sure! I will do a bit of fiberglassing and epoxy etc. I am skilled in that regard. I also was thinking of a stainless plate sandwich, even after I repair it eventually, can't hurt to have less flex. I am now leaning towards doing it correctly, right away, like now. I just ordered a bunch of 2 part glue, both Clifton, and Polymarine. Warm weather in california.
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Old 08 March 2014, 15:32   #12
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Mead Clark lumber right behind the auto row in Santa Rosa has marine ply. It is expensive, but there are not a lot of options. You will probably have to glue two pieces of one sheet together, than make a rough cut with a jig saw and finish it using a router with a bearing to copy the old transom.

I would not take the boat out in the ocean without knowing the transom and glue are in excellent condition. As you know our coast is unforgiving, and rescue is often not available.
Peter c, good tip about mead clark. I love that place. I'm on the way now.
regarding the transom and unforgiving seas... Salmon Creek is my home break, no worries about drowning. If I were to drown, I would have already about 30 times. I am leaning towards doing the transom correctly asap. I have read a bunch of posts about doing it. Not to bad, just time consuming right?
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Old 09 March 2014, 13:38   #13
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Warm weather in california.
I suspect we're in different places called "California".

We're hitting mid 60's during the day - normal, but not what I'd call warm.

Luck with the repair.

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Old 09 March 2014, 13:52   #14
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I suspect we're in different places called "California".

We're hitting mid 60's during the day - normal, but not what I'd call warm.

Luck with the repair.

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haha. Sonoma county, I got a sunburn yesterday. going to be 75 tomorrow.
Ok. just got two quarts of Clifton hypalon adhesive, accel. etc. Got a sheet of 3/4" marine ply. (more expensive than I expected.) gallon of Spar varnish. (also. way more expensive than I expected.)

side note: Administrator, would you mind moving this to the "sib" forum? I would like to do a detailed repair/build, maybe more would see it, and could offer help? Thanks.
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Old 10 March 2014, 01:10   #15
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Might be easier to just start a new thread there.

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