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Old 24 September 2005, 18:10   #1
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Can any of you manufacture types or men in the know, help tell me how the transom is attached to the back of the hull? I mean I know that the transom is basicly a wooden slab which is glassed up and into the hull but what mechanical means is used to attach the transom to the stringers (leg supports within the boat) and hull?
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Old 24 September 2005, 18:23   #2
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Can any of you manufacture types or men in the know tell me how the transom is attached to the back of the hull? I mean I know that the transom is basicly a wooden slab which is glassed up and into the hull but what mechanical means is used to attach the transom to the stringers (leg supports within the boat) and hull?
Is 'nt it just glassed together like you said, they use the wood in areas where strength is required or extra stiffness etc, not sure the wood bits are bolted together so to speak, my impression is that the wood is just glassed in where it is needed.

However this is just my guess from what I remember from what James Reinman explained when he built my sheltie and i went to watch a couple of times.
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it usually depends on the manufacturer and what they do
what I have seen from several different manufacturers in the US is that the transom is part of the hull plug used to make the hull with the fiberglass.
They will put down a few layers of fiberglass, then lay down wooden reinforcements wherever they place them and then put down more layers of fiberglass.
So it really is part of the hull not something they ad in the end and just glass over.
again that is just from the manufacturers whose plants Ive been in- cant speak for anyone else.
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I just thought that there might be some mechanical means of attaching the stringers at the top, rather than just rely on glassfibre.
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Just a quick thought. Have you got one of those pipe/wire finders for walls?
If you have, try sweeping round the knees and see if you can find some metal (apart from the engine).
I have an idea that there is a bolt or pin through the transom into the knee.
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Good Idea Mark, but I haven't got one of those.
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