transom replacement

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by william1, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. william1
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    william1 New Member

    can anyone give me some advice on replacing a transom from the outside
    on a 17ft dory/wilson flyer... I think 2 3/4 inch marine ply covered/encaptulated in fibreglass
    1 sheet epoxyed and glued to inside fibreglass skin, fill in sides, let dry then next sheet on
    same again, build up fibreglass to right level and sides, let dry, bolt transom to stringers and other supports then
    glue fibreglass sheet over mat to meet existing sheet around edges seal and fill then sand ready for painting

    please any advice would be extremly helpful
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  2. jimslade
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    jimslade Senior Member

    don't fill in the sides--leave a little space--you don't want to set up a hard spot with the sides--everything else sounds good.
     
  3. william1
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    william1 New Member

    thanks for reply, what do you mean by hardspot
     
  4. mark775

    mark775 Guest

    William, I think I have enough of a colloquial language difference that I can't follow, e.g., I don't know what you mean by "sheet". I have replaced transoms before and MAY be able to offer input but I can't seem to grasp what you are saying. Maybe it is too early Sunday morning, maybe I am just slow...but could you draw what you are doing or explain further? By "hardspot", he means "stiff spot".
     

  5. william1
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    william1 New Member

    when i got this boat i think someone had try to replace the transom,
    anyway the way it had been built was ply to inside skin, cloth layer, then i think 5mm
    fibre glasss "sheet" stuck on and cloth wraped around edges and painted,
    i now have it bare just inside skin

    im a beginner to this type of thing

    not first boat but first time working on one

    cheers
     
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