Transom repair

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Taylor2169, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Taylor2169
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    Instead of video with lousy lighting and poor focal range, how about some still pictures with a wide enough angle to see what's there.
     
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    Here is link to pics sorry about vid could not figure out how to post pics.
    Photobucket.com/thompsonrepair
     
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    As a rule on a flat transom, I recommend a full width transom core. If you piece meal it, you're just bound to have issues. This is less true with a I/O, as the loads are transmitted through the engine mounts and hard coupling between the drive and bell housing, but you still want the transom solid.
     
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    Thanks I my plan is to do a 1/2 inch plywood fiberglass that in the middle and then do two layers of 1/2 inch ply with fiberglass between the full length across back. The ply that is on the sides is solid.
     

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    There's no need for 'glass between the plywood core sections, unless using polyester or vinylester resin, in which case mat would be the obvious choice to help improve the bond interface. The most important thing is good, sufficient thickness tabbing to the hull shell.
     
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