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Hi

Tried to get the deck off my boat to get to the transom and replace it. Found out the hard way that some idiot... epoxied the deck down grrr....

Anyway now I'm back to cutting the top of the transom loose and cleaning out the wood from top and pouring a replacement transom.

Question to float-- do I make the cut really high and just cap it when done, or come down a few inches, cut loose and then reglass it in place.

Thanks, Jeff

PS attempting to do this Sunday morning.
 

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Rost, I think I'd go down a few inches and leave the original cap. I do ok on flat surfaces but find it kinda tough duplicating corners and bends. Just my opinion. Good luck with it. Wish I wuz there with ya! Sounds like fun!..........Jay
 

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Yes I did. Was going to do what you said, then looked at it again and realized that I dont' even have to put that old cap back on so I cut a 1.5 inch wide piece off the top. Its been a hell of a long day. The "person" that did the last transom screwed the 2 pieces together with SS screws. Found by my chainsaws today....

Anyway gotta go sharpen a chain on the 30 incher and cut some more Modnay nite. Have a few hard spots of wood that dont want to saw out real good and the glass between teh 2 sheets is giving headaches but I suspect by 5pm Monday I'll have some type of cutting wheel on like a hand crank drill to get down in there 25 inches down and cut the bottom of the glass loose.

If all goes well I'll have some longhandled chisels for Tuesday to clean it all up, glass in a few spacer blocks, glass in a few edge areas, figure out how to back up the exterior transom with a sheet of 3/4 ply and I'll be ready to mix up 2 buckets and pour the new transom in.

I remember the itch again from working in a boat factory! Yuck.

Thanks, Jeff
 

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Oh, man that does sound like a long day. Nothing like a good fight to make you sleep good. Sounds like you got a good handle on it! Let us know how it goes.......Jay
 

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Update. According to the wife, 11-12 hours of chainsaw/etc... to get all the wood out. No holes or other damage. Poured first run of transom and let sit 1.5 hours to cool, poured second run and capped with a layer of mat and covered that with resin a bit to help soak in the mat. Have to build up about 3/8 inch with mat and resin and put the cap back on and then do some gel coat repairs and the transom should be ready to go. Gotta recall how to bell the drain plugs and put a few holes back in the transom and we'll be getting close to figuring out where to mount the engine again. I have a newer motor and going to put a manually adjustable jack plate on it for max elevation tuning, not really for shallow water but in case I don't decide on the correct mounting height initially-- IE the top of that cav plate with the bottom of the v hull.

Worked well but long days.

Jeff
 

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Transom

Did you use seacast? I have a V20 center console that needs the transom redone and I was thinking of using seacast.
 

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Yes I did use seacast! Seemed to work very well. I posted the skinny on how my job went on their forum.

Jeff
 

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Got a 17' VIP. Need transome worked on. I've never had to do this before. Anybody in the San leon area thats good at doing this and won't break me?
 

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Do a search, there were some or one thread that listed some folks and one was to be reasonable.

From what I understand a transom is around 2000 or so is common.

I'm glad I invested 2 days and 500 bucks of materials only.

Jeff
 

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Glass

Where are you located? Give me a PM please.

rost495 said:
Do a search, there were some or one thread that listed some folks and one was to be reasonable.

From what I understand a transom is around 2000 or so is common.

I'm glad I invested 2 days and 500 bucks of materials only.

Jeff
 

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Wife took some pictures, not sure how many or what of. Can take a pic of the poured transom before I cap it.

Busy at work and out of town in class right now.

Jeff
 
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