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Old 03 November 2018, 15:53   #1
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low zodiac transom

i would like to prevent as much spray as poss coming over my low transom.
as it was used previously as a dive boat.
can anyone suggest the best way to do this. ie previous experiance.
thanks for any sensible advice in advance.
james.
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Old 05 November 2018, 12:56   #2
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i would like to prevent as much spray as poss coming over my low transom.
as it was used previously as a dive boat.
can anyone suggest the best way to do this. ie previous experiance.
thanks for any sensible advice in advance.
james.
My zodiac futura mkll with a 20" long shaft etec outboard has a lot of water spraying in from under the outboard mount (like a waterfall). I glued a strip of foam to the underside of the outboard between the mount arms. It stopped the water spray 100%. I used 1/2" thick neoprene foam. It could be glued in a stack if needed be higher.
But if your water is actually spray from the sides of the outboard perhaps the motor is too low and the blunt part of the outboard shaft is in the water at plane?

My foam instalation was done after I got the optimal height of the outboard worked out.
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water over the transom

Pagic,
thanks for the info, yes the spray is coming in from under the mounting, caused by the spray.
i was going to mount some plyboard but wondered if anyone had experiance of this and knew of a cure but i will try your idea in the new year.
thanks again.
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The waterfall is indeed common. But it often is a height problem.
With my hull design the boat lifts up more on plane. So the motor is too low when at slower speeds and that makes the water pour in.
Have you ever played with the engine height?
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water over the transom

no not moved the engine. as it was used as a dive noat i assumed the height was set to accomodate the divers but a cover over the transom seems the easiest way to go.
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