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Piece of starboard, which will be cut to size, Cross hatched with small dovetail bit on the back and then screwed to the rebuilt area of the transom for attatchement of new depth sounder transducers
Piece of starboard, which will be cut to size, Cross hatched with small dovetail bit on the back and then screwed to the rebuilt area of the transom for attatchement of new depth sounder transducers
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Initial cuts on stb side of transom.  Note the crack which starts in the spash well and then goes down the top of the transom.
Initial cuts on stb side of transom. Note the crack which starts in the spash well and then goes down the top of the transom.
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Final clean out of transom on stb.  Note the hole all of the way thru the splash pan--This is where the cracks are developing in the side of the transoms, and the load is transfered there inside of to the side of the hull as is proper.
Final clean out of transom on stb. Note the hole all of the way thru the splash pan--This is where the cracks are developing in the side of the transoms, and the load is transfered there inside of to the side of the hull as is proper.
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Hole in filler on stb side of transom--only a layer of roving taking the load of the thrust of the engine, with lots of filler/polyester resin
Hole in filler on stb side of transom--only a layer of roving taking the load of the thrust of the engine, with lots of filler/polyester resin
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Port side initial cuts, note very thin layer of glass, a screw driver tapping on it broke it out.  Note the crack  going into the spash well and into the glass on top;  compare with next photo
Port side initial cuts, note very thin layer of glass, a screw driver tapping on it broke it out. Note the crack going into the spash well and into the glass on top; compare with next photo
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Further opening on the port side, grinding out the crack, reveals only resin, no glass or laminate.
Further opening on the port side, grinding out the crack, reveals only resin, no glass or laminate.
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Final prep shows void in non marine plywood.  The top layer of glass was only about 1/8 to 3/16
Final prep shows void in non marine plywood. The top layer of glass was only about 1/8 to 3/16 " thick. No rot or moisture in the core--but note that the wood in the transom ends before the top of the transom, and at the left side of the photo, instead of being carried all of the way to the side of the transom. In other words the poorly laminated spash well molding is taking a lot of the load of the engine thrust, instead of the sides of the hull. *
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Glass which was cut out over the top of the void over the wood core of the transom
Glass which was cut out over the top of the void over the wood core of the transom
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entire starboard transom
entire starboard transom
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Crack on stb side looking toward the motor
Crack on stb side looking toward the motor
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To the right of the previous photo.  We have put a piece of roving on the back side of the hole, to re-inforce the transom and splash pan.
To the right of the previous photo. We have put a piece of roving on the back side of the hole, to re-inforce the transom and splash pan.
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The port side of the transom.  We are filling this with glass. The construction is the same all along the transom.
The port side of the transom. We are filling this with glass. The construction is the same all along the transom.
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Glass across stb side of transom
Glass across stb side of transom
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Glass patch on port side of transom
Glass patch on port side of transom
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cut along the entire bottom of transom to expose the balsa core and dry it before filling this void with glass and relaminating the transom
cut along the entire bottom of transom to expose the balsa core and dry it before filling this void with glass and relaminating the transom
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sketch of transom
sketch of transom
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annotatred photo of transom.  Note the layers of gel coat, both green and white which were under the filler.  The filler is the only item which crosses the entire transom, no glass in this layer, so it is susceptable to cracks.
annotatred photo of transom. Note the layers of gel coat, both green and white which were under the filler. The filler is the only item which crosses the entire transom, no glass in this layer, so it is susceptable to cracks.
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annotated void in the core at the transom.  This core in the bottom of the boat should be separated from the transom core by at least a layer of glass and should extend to the extreme end of the boat, so there is no voids, where water can trap.  The solution is to fill this gap with solid glass.
annotated void in the core at the transom. This core in the bottom of the boat should be separated from the transom core by at least a layer of glass and should extend to the extreme end of the boat, so there is no voids, where water can trap. The solution is to fill this gap with solid glass.
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Photo outlining the part of the transom backed with wood.  Cracks in to the splash well area from the top of the transom. Areas or repair deliniated in masking tape.
Photo outlining the part of the transom backed with wood. Cracks in to the splash well area from the top of the transom. Areas or repair deliniated in masking tape.
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Transom, with wood core deliniated where the fiberglass bulges, between the bottom of the boat and under the deck
Transom, with wood core deliniated where the fiberglass bulges, between the bottom of the boat and under the deck
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Port side foreward after buff and wax
Port side foreward after buff and wax
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Port side aft after buff and wax
Port side aft after buff and wax
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Transom, just before compounding at transom corner and final epoxy coat on bottom of transom, where Transducer starboard block will be screwed into solid glass
Transom, just before compounding at transom corner and final epoxy coat on bottom of transom, where Transducer starboard block will be screwed into solid glass
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Screw holes for bilge pump in cabin step sump, ground out and filled with epoxy, so no screws into core
Screw holes for bilge pump in cabin step sump, ground out and filled with epoxy, so no screws into core *
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