Transom repair. Type of wood
Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:19 PM
Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:29 PM
Then drilled all mount ,brace and drain holes.
Took it back out sealed it all with west epoxy and painted it with marine paint..I'll never have to worry about it
Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:43 PM
I can't see why Cherry wood would not work as long as it is thick enough, and varnishing it would look amazing. If it is plywood with a veneer that won't work for me, then I would go with Marine grade plywood, you might not need a full sheet either if they will cut. If solid Cherry I don't know the weight compared to Marine Grade ply. The lighter the better for a 14'er. We have used Marine plywood and put a nice veneer on each side for an older tinny.
Edited by Old Ironmaker, 10 October 2017 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:53 AM
? With marine plywood you are probably not going to have a crack from vibration or trailering go all all the way through the wood and weaken it?
Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:05 AM
check out Brazilian Ipe wood,stuff is amazing for outdoor use,will out last any pressure treated wood. It is a little pricey but for how much you need it will be worth it.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:04 AM
Another thought on wood. It's one of those things sooner or later that when water gets in it starts to decay. Unless you hermetically seal the wood, it's almost impossible to achieve, it will happen. I don't care if you use Valspar, varathane, epoxy, cracks will happen. Even the newer version of low VOC Thompsons water sealer is close to a waste of time. If you still have the old stuff it will last longer.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:20 AM
One tip I can pass along as a result of my buddy FishnSled getting his transom replaced. If your transom has a metal cap on it, I would suggest that you put a rubber gasket between the transom and the cap. It will stop any water from getting under the cap and sitting there, trying to rot your transom.
And I would agree with the other poster re the cherry wood... likely to crack from the vibrations of trailer and or motor. At least with plywood, there is glue in place to help hold it all together; and glue is always stronger than wood.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:34 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:35 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:15 PM
Ohio Fisherman makes a great point, using a solid hardwood rather than a plywood for a transom may likely crack because of the great amount of stress on it. I would think it also depends on how large a piece needed. As far as wood finally rotting it all will eventually, if done right it will outlive you.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:32 PM
Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:13 PM
If your transom has a metal cap on it, I would suggest that you put a rubber gasket between the transom and the cap. It will stop any water from getting under the cap and sitting there, trying to rot your transom
A strip of Ice and Snow used for roofing can replace a rubber gasket for Marine applications. It is economical and has adhesive on it. Easy to use and cheap to buy.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:15 PM
White oak. It's what boat folks use. Strong and resists rot and moisture. Hard to find nowadays the big building supply stores don't carry it... just red oak. But call around to lumber mills or Kijiji to find 1" or thicker according to width you're replacing.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:12 PM
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