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Old 08-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #11
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Had this issue on a GC 20' high side I used to have. Took it to Angels and he fixed it in less than 2 weeks and less than 2k
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #12
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Had this issue on a GC 20' high side I used to have. Took it to Angels and he fixed it in less than 2 weeks and less than 2k
Yep, same exact boat I had trouble with that brittle black foam stuff.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:35 AM   #13
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Difficult to tell exactly from the picture, but it looks almost like the exact issue I had a few years back.

I re-powered with new twins when I first noticed the aluminum bar was starting to crush in to what I thought was a transom issue, but that wasn't the case.

I had multiple places tell me I needed a new transom and $3k to $6k to fix it, and all this other work I didn't need.

The transom was fine, no wood, solid as a rock.

I took it to Mercedes and he fixed it better than new for a reasonable price, around $1,200 for entire thing, both engines had the same issue, and that included removing, and patching, an old thru-hull transducer that was not used, and some other items, nicks, cracks, cosmetic things.

The reason this just started to show up on a 1997 hull, the top cap is not bonded or not very well, and developed a gap overtime, and/or the new engines were over tightened.

Mercedes had mentioned that he has seen this quite a bit on older hulls. I even spoke with a guy that worked at the factory that built my exact model during the time it was built, and he confirmed the process, and agreed this could be a possible issue if someone on the line had a bad day or didn't add enough "filler", basically like marine grade liquid nails.

This only effects the top area of the transom where the top cap meets the transom/hull.

The issue, with the top cap not bonded, or not enough filler, over time a gap formed, allowing the transom plate to "crush" in until secure against the actual transom.

Mercedes removed the aluminum top cap angle cover, ground out the bad area out, and glassed over the top, layering up the glass until it was solid and all bonded, effectively bonding the top cap to the transom.

So now the top cap, transom/outer hull is one piece now, and no longer need the aluminum angle cover, and looks MUCH better without that aluminum angle covering the top of the transom, and potentially leaking.

He sent pictures and kept me updated. I've had him do work for me over the years and has always done excellent work, quick turn around, and a really good price.

It looks much better and no issues or worry about the seal on the aluminium angle or have issues

Fill free to send me a pm if you have questions.

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