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Old 15 March 2016, 09:02   #1
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Command C4 repair holes in transom

My recently accuired Bombard has 2 extra holes in the transom because the previous owner had the engine bolted to the transom.
What is the proper way to fill/seal these holes ?

I've also noticed that when i look from above at the transom that it is not perfectly straight but has a slight (symetrical) bent. Is this normal ?

sorry, wrong thread, please move to the SIB department.
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Old 15 March 2016, 09:24   #2
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Cut some dowels to plug the holes (decently tight fit)
Insert them with epoxy
Sand
Fill
Paint

For the "bend", confirm it with a straight edge. Inspect for cracking in the wood. The prior owner may not have supported the outboard properly on a trailer, leading to a slightly distortion of the plywood. If there is no cracking though, it is probably within tolerances... I wouldn't worry about it hugely.
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The local epoxy supplier suggests to give the whole transom a coat of epoxy. Is this advisable ?
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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.
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