Jump to content

DRIFTER_016

Working on ye olde boat

Recommended Posts

I love working on my boat.
But I found something I don't like.
Rebuilding the transom sucks in a big way. ;)

I guess it's not really that bad as it did last 28 years before needing replacement.

59427236_3259034887456161_22583919227646

 

59950632_3259035057456144_51373609557090

 

59878348_3259034974122819_46073830066576

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like it just slides out,and put a new piece in Dave. :ph34r:

 

You going back with wood,or using that marine board ?

Edited by misfish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, misfish said:

Looks like it just slides out,and put a new piece in Dave. :ph34r:

 

You going back with wood,or using that marine board ?

Wood.

Got a sheet of 3/4" marine ply.

If it lasts another 28 years I'll be old as dirt and might be in an old geezers home or dead. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are probably already planning this, but I would suggest that you run a few beads of caulk across the top of the transom, before you put the metal cap back on.

Helps to stop water from getting in and rotting.

HH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure I'll have to do mine on my Lund eventually.  Probably use something like SeaCast.  Not looking forward to that job at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

doing my buddies right now. not a pleasent job.   Some fool but a longshaft motor on a short shaft transom.  so were getting all the birds stoned at once and buddy will end up with a longshaft transom when were done. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Pigeontroller said:

I have one of these if someone needs to borrow it!

IMG_0653.JPG

Was looking at purchasing one but may just whip one up on the metal lathe. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Pigeontroller said:

I have one of these if someone needs to borrow it!

IMG_0653.JPG

 

And of course I just bought one:(

 But that’s a great idea. I would like to offer the same for members in the Guelph area if they need one

 Sorry not trying to hijack this post. Good luck with your rebuild OP

Edited by Hack_Fisherman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As Pigeon Troller says seal the new transom with epoxy, but I would have a good look at your stringers as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, HTHM said:

As Pigeon Troller says seal the new transom with epoxy, but I would have a good look at your stringers as well. 

Stringers are not an issue.

The only wood in the entire boat is the core of the transom and two pieces of teak trim.

Everything else including the floor is aluminium.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then you're golden. I did a transom once, and that was enough. Although i would imagine it is easier to do in an aluminium boat. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad white oak is hard to get but it is the best for marine applications.

Question... why is the motor/transom support roller behind the transom?

Looks like it should rather be on the other side of the frame so its under the transom wall.

Edited by cisco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, cisco said:

Too bad white oak is hard to get but it is the best for marine applications.

Question... why is the motor/transom support roller behind the transom?

Looks like it should rather be on the other side of the frame so its under the transom wall.

Maybe saving the keel from getting banged up while retrieving.   I like the self centering ones better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, cisco said:

Too bad white oak is hard to get but it is the best for marine applications.

Question... why is the motor/transom support roller behind the transom?

Looks like it should rather be on the other side of the frame so its under the transom wall.

It came that way. My guess is so the keel doesn't hit the cross brace as you're pulling the boat onto the trailer.

Don't know if I've ever actually had the boat touch it though.

It is a good support for my transom saver.  ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just checked an earlier pic showing you have bunks too vs rollers on the trailer and they extend slightly past the transom to absorb transom load so you're good. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting closer to having this thing done.
Marine ply core built and coated with 10 coats of clear.

60923902_3295984520427864_67839409805013

And installed back into the transom.

61065697_3295984480427868_90063102652301

New stainless brackets and 1/4" aluminium reinforcement plate test fit.

60469824_3295984287094554_75480037782852

Reinforcement plate drilled and painted.

60354064_3295984590427857_41613169202948

60500085_3295984707094512_71818670461859

Stainless brackets painted up.

60667061_3296101537082829_43079385267306

Should be able to get it back together tomorrow.  :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good job Dave!  Make sure to seal that thing up tighter then a ducks ass :)

Edited by BillM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...