Originally Posted by piotr
The local epoxy supplier suggests to give the whole transom a coat of epoxy. Is this advisable ?
I wouldn't bother. The benefit is negligible. The factory paint is a 2-part polyurethane with an isocyanate activator. As long as you keep the transom well painted with no exposed woodgrain, then you should no worries.
The common area for the boat to rot is the lower corners...an area where you would have to unglue to coat in epoxy. Simply maintain the water tightness of the exterior patches and try not to let water sit in the boat. It'll be fine.