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Old 28 April 2013, 08:53   #1
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Transom Repair ..Help..

Hi,

The top edge of the transom is exposed, I can see the make up of and various layers of ply. i was wondering the easiest way of sealing this. I assume fiberglass would be the best option but do not have any experience in using it.

I intend to paint the transom with a deck paint, would it be as simple to paint the top edge also?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hi,

The top edge of the transom is exposed, I can see the make up of and various layers of ply. i was wondering the easiest way of sealing this. I assume fiberglass would be the best option but do not have any experience in using it.

I intend to paint the transom with a deck paint, would it be as simple to paint the top edge also?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
The fiberglass repair kits on ebay are very easy to use. Just glass over it then give it a lick of paint.
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I've repaired a couple of transoms and I'd recommend several layers well overlapped to the inside and out side vertical transom faces. A strong joint between the two surfaces is going to make a big difference to the overall strength of the transom.

You should also flowcoat the joint to ensure it's waterproof.
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I would be tempted to use epoxy resin and a short roll of GRP cloth say 4" wide. You can normally buy it by the meter in shops so enough for two layers. Epoxy sticks to ply and old GRP far better than GRP resin. Work it well in with a stiff paint brush and when it starts to go off add a second layer of just epoxy resin which should give a nice smooth surface. Once hard, wet sand to remove the bloom from the epoxy and then you must paint because epoxy whilst very good and of course expensive will eventually breakdown in sunlight.

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Old 29 April 2013, 05:45   #5
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Many thanks Guys, have my job for next weekend.

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test drill a couple of 10 mm holes vertically down the transom. You wouls be wanting the sawdust to come out dry and not soggy. If it is soggy then the process takes a bit longer.

Also I'd paint the surdace with this stuff to open the grain of the wood to assist the adhesine process of the wood/resin


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Either way i'g be looking to do the job Petes or daibhelds way
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