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Old 18 March 2009, 17:25   #11
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Originally Posted by spidermonkey View Post
Boat : Avon 5.5 SIB - 1970's !!

The plan is to pull the transom out, get hold of a couple of sheets of marine ply, laminate the ply together up to 40mm thickness. 'Borrow' next doors bandsaw to cut the new transom. Thinned coat of varnish all over transom to seal it. Glue it back in place. Apply lots of coats of varnish.

Sounds simple, can't imagine that it will be.

Any tips?
Seems straight forward enough to me .. you have a template or as good as.

I sugested the epoxy idea to coat your new transom which in original post you said you would be making of m.ply.
Id still go with this option as a fiberglass transom is going to be a messy and expensive job i'd imagine.

perhaps someone else can advise...

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Old 25 March 2009, 05:23   #12
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Whatever you do treat the ply first with something like G4, and for total protection why not laminate the outsides as well - you can get a piece of formica for the back to laminate to and have a gelcoat rear, and then topcoat the inside, not much more work, but it'll last!

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