Originally Posted by mhb100
thanks for the info about by zodiac transom issue. Looks like the trim/tile and engine height is ok so its a case that its poor design,etc
Like the idea of a transom plate - has any one done this?
currently the engine sits on a plywood pad. I assume I would remove this and fit over the plate or just discard it completely?
do you know where I can get them made up at a reasonable cost?
and how do you fix/seal these to the transom; apart from the 4 engine bolts?
any information appreciated as i need to get this ordered asap
I would lift the engine off clean out the cracks and fill with gelcoat and make a new spacer out of marine ply(sealed with gelcoat) or plastic to clear the lip at the top of the transom then have a stainless steel plate folded up to go over the transom like an upside down U section then bolt the engine back on.
If you make a patern out of carboard for the outside and the inside of the transom with top edge as a datum line you can mark the holes for mounting the out board(if you have 12 mm bolts i'd have 16 mm holes put in so that you can easily mount the outboard and get plenty of sikaflex in). take these to a metal fab shop and get them to make it up, you'll have to tell them the back to front dimension of the transom so they can bend the U section to fit +1 mm on the inside dimension like the pictures i posted here
But thats just what i'd do