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    I have started tearing into my daycruiser and tonight i discovered the wood in the transom is completely rotted away. My question is can or should this be fixed. Should I just scrap it and count my loses or try to find another hull? The bad thing is I have the complete interior done and ready to go in and the motor is already sitting in it too.

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    Post some pictures of it. Is it the wood that is attatched to the transome that all the wiring and stuff is screwed too? If so, you should be able to CAREFULLY get it out of there and make a new piece out of ply that you have resined and then glassed in.

    Pictures would help a lot to get a good answer and not a semi educated guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I have started tearing into my daycruiser and tonight i discovered the wood in the transom is completely rotted away. My question is can or should this be fixed. Should I just scrap it and count my loses or try to find another hull? The bad thing is I have the complete interior done and ready to go in and the motor is already sitting in it too.
    naw, no need to scrap it. The wood in the transom really doesn't do much unless the transom glass is really thin. Just tear it out and replace it with a size piece you can get to fit, meaning you don't even have to have a piece the same size.
    If the pump is out, it's a pretty simple project.

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    Here are a few pics of the areas i was poking around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Here are a few pics of the areas i was poking around.
    add a couple of hours for clean up, that's gonna be a messy one. Since it's so bad, you now know that it doesn't have too much structural purpose. You didn't even know it was rotten until you started poking around
    With it being that bad, it's been that way for years.

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    Thanks, I'm game. Tomarrow I will start tearing out the old wood.

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    remember to resine and glass it so you wont have the same problem again for a long time. I am doing something close to what you are doing . New floor, and i got a little rot in my transom board.


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    You may want to PM toddnjuzz - Todd at TRG Fiberglass. I'm sure he can help and offer some sane advice. You may not know what your in for. The pics look pretty bad/messy but it is definately repairable. Good luck.

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    How thick is the glass? If its atleast quarter inch Id just leave the wood out. Unless you have stuff mounted there...You could always through bolt...

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    Today I will tear the rotten wood out and see where I am. I'm pretty handy and think I can pull this off. Do you guys think I should pull the pump? The wood all around the pump feels soild.

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    I don't think you'd have to pull the pump completely out but the transom housing wouldn't hurt. You could use the exterior of the transom for a rough pattern for the new wood and then it would only be a matter of trimming it down on all ends to fit. You might want to rent this video and see if it gives you any help.
    http://smartflix.com/store/video/134/Transom-Repair

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    If you don't take your pump out,I would atleast mask it off (and anything else that is finished) before tear out and reglassing transom.Your transom issue can definately be repaired.

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    Hello,
    There other things way better than just wood this is what you want to use I did all my strings and trasom with this it will last forever and will not rot check out this stuff.
    http://transomrepair.com/zk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I have started tearing into my daycruiser and tonight i discovered the wood in the transom is completely rotted away. My question is can or should this be fixed. Should I just scrap it and count my loses or try to find another hull? The bad thing is I have the complete interior done and ready to go in and the motor is already sitting in it too.
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