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    I am in the midst of setting the pump back in my boat- How thick of material is used on the transom plate- 3/16 or 1/4??? Thanks

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    Not to hijack, but i'm going to be doing the same here, how much of a gap (if at all) do you want between the plate and the suction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factory502 View Post
    I am in the midst of setting the pump back in my boat- How thick of material is used on the transom plate- 3/16 or 1/4??? Thanks
    Mine's made of material no thicker than 1/8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Not to hijack, but i'm going to be doing the same here, how much of a gap (if at all) do you want between the plate and the suction?
    It's hard to see in the picture, but the gap is pretty tight. 1/16 to 1/8" tops. The separate plates at the sides of the suction piece are a slick idea...though not mine
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    I used 1/8" for the main plate and the side filler pieces.

    Used 1/16" for the box/handhold access part. Plenty strong and the thinner material is much easier to bend. Once the "the box" is welded up it's very sturdy despite being thinner.

    Link to some pictures.

    Photos of transom plates under construction.



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    We used 3/8 on ours but we cut all the way through the transom so the hand hole is all the way outside. what I will suggest is that you buy McKanica aerosol silicone sealer. It makes easy work of sealing the space pump and plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Factory502 View Post
    I am in the midst of setting the pump back in my boat- How thick of material is used on the transom plate- 3/16 or 1/4??? Thanks


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    Well I'll be a monkey's uncle, look who decided to show his face


    Lets see some update pics
    Well I cant let all my secrets out- I am supposed to be gunnin for this brown boat that used to get wet I will get some for you this weekend- or you could come down and do a set for your boat at the same time

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    i just used 3/16 plate for mine, it seems to work fine , no porblems

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    I would like to hear some tip's and techniuqes for making templates, or the actual marking process for measuring the fitment of the transom plates...H

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    Check your pm's Hal.

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    Welding rod formed around the contours or cardboard and shears ,"cut fit cut fit" we use fiberglass sheet or 3/16 or 1/4 inch aluminum plate


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Welding rod formed around the contours or cardboard and shears ,"cut fit cut fit" we use fiberglass sheet or 3/16 or 1/4 inch aluminum plate
    Wow, that's a great idea on the welding wire!!! I looked at making one a while back, but didn't want to do all the "cut fit cut fit" crap, so I ditched the idea. But now I think I'll look into it a little further over the winter.

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    Thanks for the pics, Outlaw Hallet, that is a super clean set up. That was real similar to the idea I had for my boat- Tom, your stuff is always clean as well- Squirtcha- your ride is beautiful- I saw it a few time this summer at the river, but the close ups are bitchen

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