So I am wanting to add a tow eye to the transom on my mini jet boat.
When I converted it from an outboard to jetboat I removed all the rotten wood from the transom and replaced with 6 layers of glass. I didn't use wood because it wasn't going to be supporting the weight of an outboard anymore.
Now I am wanting to add a tow eye and am wondering how thick the fiberglass should be to support the weight of skiers, wakeboarders, and tubing.
Right now the glass is about 3/8" thick. Should I reinforce or is this enough? If I should reinforce, should I do this just round the tow eye location, or the entire transom?
My other option is to put the tow eye on the swim platform that will be fabricated in the next couple of months, or use the tie down loops that will be welded onto the swim platform. (see rendering below).
Swim Platform rendering. The (6) blue spots are the mounting points.