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Old 03 February 2011, 13:47   #1
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Stainless transom plate

Is 1.5 mm too thin? I don't want the engine bolts to 'pull' the stainless in, if that's too thin what would be ideal, plate will come up and over transom.
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Is 1.5 mm too thin? I don't want the engine bolts to 'pull' the stainless in, if that's too thin what would be ideal, plate will come up and over transom.
I think that would be too thin and the bolts would dent it as you tighten them up.

I would have thought 3mm minimum.

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I'd say 3mm would be about right, although you probably still could pull it in a bit if you tried.
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Is 1.5 mm too thin? I don't want the engine bolts to 'pull' the stainless in, if that's too thin what would be ideal, plate will come up and over transom.
3mm and some big mudguard repair washers
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Thanks chaps, saw a sheet of 1.5 mm today which did look thin to me. I was assured that it would be fine when done To be fair he knew I was in a hurry and would have had to order in anything thicker in polished finish.
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