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Old 02 August 2015, 06:19   #1
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Avon SR4 Transom

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Is there anyone in the Poole area that can replace my Transom? i went to replace the tired mariner 2stroke with a 40hp Honda 4stroke, when i got the mariner off i found the transom is soggy left to right, top and probably to bottom.....rest of the boat is fine fitted a new console so don't want to give up on it now

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Old 12 August 2015, 17:19   #2
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So i cut out the inner laminate to floor level unglue the tubes from the ends, chisel out the ply, make a new one with 12+18mm ply bonded together
and insert it, get my GRP expert to re-glass it,re-attach tubes, then paint and then attach engine????
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Old 12 August 2015, 20:08   #3
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I can do it if you bring it up to me in Wootton Bassett or Swanwick
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Old 13 August 2015, 03:25   #4
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Thanks if i cant get anyone in Poole or nearby to take a look i may take you up on that.

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So i cut out the inner laminate to floor level unglue the tubes from the ends, chisel out the ply, make a new one with 12+18mm ply bonded together
and insert it, get my GRP expert to re-glass it,re-attach tubes, then paint and then attach engine????
thats exactly what my father did on an early sr4 then plated inside and out with 3mm ally plate top to bottom and full width of the transom then through bolted and sealed with 3 floor to transom braces. total over kill but there was no flex at all. fitted a 75hp merc 2 stroke. thing f**king flew (in the very early 90's this was). safety meant less then.
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Done a few of these now,
Not worth making do, the wood will b knackered trust me look at these two I did this year one had 18 mm ply the other was going 4 stroke so I put double layer of bonded ply to be sure


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75 hp (2 stroke) on an Sr4! I like the sound of that how fast is fast though?
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What ply?
thinking hardwood marine ply but any particular brand/type?
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75 hp (2 stroke) on an Sr4! I like the sound of that how fast is fast though?
well, it had a pitot tube speedo so not really accurate (no hand held gps then) and that would read 54kts, it would out drag the red funnel hydrofoils and the 1st gen catamarans they used buy quite a margin in the right sea conditions. sat quite stern heavy but could pull two monoskiers up no worries.

kept up with a Fletcher arrowbeau GTS no problem.
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second that. or buy a nice SR4 off him instead
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