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Old 05 March 2012, 14:24   #1
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Rotten Transom Woes

After getting our SR5 home we have found out the transom is SHOT!

My pal has spent most of the day digging away to see what we are playing with.

It turns out that (now forgive me if I use the wrong terminology) that it is a lamination of 3 pieces of GRP and 2 pieces of ply, digging out the rotten wood is pretty slow going. I have a couple of questions...

1) Do we need the middle skin within the tansom
2) Does anyone know of any pictues to show in more detail with what we are playing with inside?
3) Anyone know of a "how2" on t'internet?

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Try searching transom rebuilds you should find a few sea rider ones with pics
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Old 05 March 2012, 15:53   #3
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Try searching transom rebuilds you should find a few sea rider ones with pics
Ive used the search facility and been through quite a few rebuilds but Ive not come across a thread with a similar transom or the rebuild has been partially done.
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Old 05 March 2012, 17:03   #4
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before you goto these extremes-did you know this transom was shot before buying? do you have recourse with the seller? although not impossible to fix it is a major fix so the price of the rig i hope reflected that-if not i would go back to where you got it from before breaking out the saw. i'm assuming you have re-course here ofcourse.

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Saw a transom rebuild on THT recently (sorry I can't find the link) which showed the fibreglass being cut away from the transom leaving a 2 in lip. The wood was then removed, the fibreglass was glassed back in and the transom refilled with composite before being topped off and re finished. Looked like a pucka job and saved a lot of messing about scrapping the wood out from the top. This fix was also reckoned to be stronger than the original. I'll try and find the link when I am on a better Internet connection.
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Saw a transom rebuild on THT recently (sorry I can't find the link) which showed the fibreglass being cut away from the transom leaving a 2 in lip. The wood was then removed, the fibreglass was glassed back in and the transom refilled with composite before being topped off and re finished. Looked like a pucka job and saved a lot of messing about scrapping the wood out from the top. This fix was also reckoned to be stronger than the original. I'll try and find the link when I am on a better Internet connection.
Many thanks.

This was an option we were thinking about, I would like to see the shape the wood inside is before digging in to it.

Il have a look on THT
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Try searching transom rebuilds you should find a few sea rider ones with pics
Was the transom the only thing you didn't change on your SR4?
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Was the transom the only thing you didn't change on your SR4?
Even changed the crew, you should try it, the mk II is a far better design

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Here's a thread with transom pics

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