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Offline Drifter_016

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Workin on ye olde boat
« on: May 05, 2019, 04:58 PM »
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.







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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 05:22 PM »
Yeah its a process.i had to redo mine last summer the wood was dirt.and my outboard was leaning back and the transom was separating from the boat.getting the old transom out sucked and i had no pattern so test fitting over and over.i used 2 pieces of marine plywood glued and spar urethane till the wood wouldn’t take anymore,then 3m 4200 to seal up all the bolt holes.took me more than a week but its solid now.last pic is when i started it.








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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 05:49 PM »
I've done floors and carpet on a couple of boats but no transom yet, I hear they can be difficult.

A friend of mine used "Seacast" on his transom and swears by it.

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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 07:47 AM »
I've done three, After my second replacement a drunk driver totaled my boat, and I had to go find another one and do the process all over agian....not hard just time consuming. :-),
Again done right you will get 30 years on a boat that is left out in the weather :-),
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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 05:22 PM »
Got the hard part done. :)
The rest should be pretty easy.


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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 06:10 PM »
Proper prep is the hardest and most critical part of just about any job. the Seacast thing look pretty attractive. Pricey but way more durable than any kind of wood. If I had one that was gonna be around for more than "a while" Seacast would be a top option.

Did a couple small (14') metal boat transoms but that was EZPZ.

So far, on my glass boat, no worries at 25 YO. Actually still looks pretty good too. More than paid for itself in tourney winnings so it doesn't owe me a thing. No, I bought it "new to me" at a significant discount. Much more boat than I thought I'd ever own but the price was way too right.
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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 07:54 PM »
Getting closer to having this thing done.
Marine ply core built and coated with 10 coats of clear.



And installed back into the transom.



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



Reinforcement plate drilled and painted.





Stainless brackets painted up.



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

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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #7 on: Today at 06:00 AM »
Looking good. Should last another 25 years or so. It will be ready for "ice out"...h2l
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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #8 on: Today at 06:50 AM »
Looking good drifter will be better than new.
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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #9 on: Today at 04:38 PM »
A little closer to being done.
Covered in 3M-4200, liquid urethane and paint.
Probably take half the summer for it to wear off.  ::)











Should get the motor put back on next weekend. :)

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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #10 on: Today at 05:13 PM »
Looks great Dave..  Just wondering where you get all of your materials ?
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Re: Workin on ye olde boat
« Reply #11 on: Today at 05:32 PM »
Looks great Dave..  Just wondering where you get all of your materials ?

The metal I get right across the street. There is a welding/fab shop there. :)
Wood from my local lumber yard.
A lot of my small parts, hardware and sealant from Amazon.
The urethane from my next door neighbour. He runs a glass shop.

 



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