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Old 07 April 2011, 02:03   #1
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Avon searider 5.4 PVC or HYPOLON?

Hi, two issues here that i hope someone can help with.....?
I need to replace the rubbing strake but dont know if it is hypyolon or pvc glue i need? It is the original grey tubes with the "searider" patches on the back. Also while remounting the engine on new bolts the the wood in the transom was rotten around the holes. I have braced them though with stainless tube and increased the thickness of the stainless plate where the bolts tighten up and there is no flex, but is the only way forward a new transom?
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Old 08 April 2011, 02:39   #2
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Come on someone must know....

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Old 08 April 2011, 03:07   #3
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Tubes are definitely Hypalon.

I'm not expert on the transom question but if you can figure how far the rot has spread thar would probably help others answer your question. There is a thread somewhere on here where someone replaced the entire transom. Have a search.

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Once it's started rotting, I wouldn't try anything apart from changing the transom.
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I disagree with Nos's assessment, with a caveat:

Assuming the rot hasn't progressed throughout the entire transom (which will mean digging out the affected wood until you reach clear wood), you can rebuild it with an epoxy resin (do a search for "transom repair" and you should find a good number of products suitable.) Addition of metal plates to help spread the load would probably be wise after this repair.

If your transom is painted wood, you'll probably have to come up with a mold or dam to hold the stuff in place until it cures. For a wood cored glass transom, simply pour the stuff in.

Then, redrill your engine mount bolt holes, and you're there.

If the entire transom is rotted, then I'll hop the fence to Nos's side.


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