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    Default Three piece transom cover (pictures)?

    Does anybody have some shots of their's (or anybody else's) three piece transom covers? I'm looking to keep my hand hole cover accessible despite a partial setback where it ends up halfway covered with the two piece plates.

    After my encounter with a rock bar last summer, I'd like to be able to remove rocks and other crap from my pump while on the water (if necessary). I found out that day with a speed loader and the hand hole cover not removable it's damned near impossible.

    Not that I'm looking for a repeat performance, more just in case.

    In addition our local lakes tend to have a lot of wood chunks etc. floating around in the spring time from runoff. I've been debilitated by these chunks of wood more than once.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
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    I might still have the cardboard templates I used when fabricating mine with the curved handhole area...however each application will be a bit different. If I can find them I'll take some pictures to give you an idea how I did mine.
    I can tell you this, it is 6 pieces...AND...all of them except the main plate were cut to snugg up to the contours of the pump. The sides of main plate had about 3/4"gap on the sides to wiggle the pump in and out if needed.
    The main large plate, the curved section that went around the back of the hand hole area that's welded to the inside of the main plate...two smaller pieces top/bottom that's welded above and below the curved piece...and the two bolted/removable left/right filler sections that snugged up to the Intake sides.
    When these sections are welded together >(main plate, curved section,top/bottom pieces) it becomes a 3-piece TA. If the pump has to come out I'll simply unbolt the left-right filler pieces and slide the pump out the back. What's remaining is one unit and stays bolded to the transom.

    It actually was a fun job to fabricate. I first made everything out of cardboard sections and taped them in place, cut and re cut until it contoured the pump as needed, then used those pieces for patterns. For the curved section you can use a cut piece of aluminum pipe...I simply bent some aluminum plate around my deck support(worked great).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    I might still have the cardboard templates I used when fabricating mine with the curved handhole area...however each application will be a bit different.
    But I can tell you this, it is 6 pieces.
    The main large plate, the curved section that went around the back of the hand hole area that's welded to the inside of the main plate...two smaller pieces top/bottom that's welded above and below the curved piece...and the two bolted/removable left/right filler sections that snugged up to the Intake sides.
    When these sections are welded together >(main plate, curved section,top/bottom pieces) it becomes a 3-piece TA. If the pump has to come out I'll simply unbolt the left-right filler pieces and slide the pump out the back. What's remaining is one unit and stays bolded to the transom.

    It actually was a fun job to fabricate. I first made everything out of cardboard sections and taped them in place, cut and re cut until it contoured the pump as needed, then used those pieces for patterns. For the curved section you can use a cut piece of aluminum pipe...I simply bent some aluminum plate around my deck support(worked great).

    Any help would be appreciated Hammer. So there is some welding involved (I suspected as much). I realize that each one will be different. I'd just like to get an idea of how they're meshing up with one another. I was thinking about using the piece of pipe halfed lengthwise for the hand hole area. If that wouldn't work doing the bending thing.

    What thickness material did you use? I see a lot of them with 1/4" but it seems like more than is necessary.

    Since my intake isn't even in the boat right now, I'm not sure how it's all going to fall. Just trying to be pro-active and get some ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    ...What thickness material did you use? I see a lot of them with 1/4" but it seems like more than is necessary...
    Thinking back, I may have used 1/4" for the "main plate" and all the rest maybe 1/8-3/16". With my tunnel hull, I really wanted something strong back there to help lock everything together. My transom is only fiberglass 3/16" thick...NO WOOD!
    When I get home I'll take some measurments, and see what I may have saved.
    PM me your email address and I'll send some pictures.

    PS I did edit my original post...might want to check it.

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    This is for a Dominator pump in a TX-19.

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    Sorry Dan I only have a two piece

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    Dan, I took several pics from fabrication and I'll email then to you later tonight.

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    i used hammerdowns advice when i built mine this is the best pics i have of it at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Dan, I took several pics from fabrication and I'll email then to you later tonight.
    Thanks very much. I really appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by tahitijet View Post
    i used hammerdowns advice when i built mine this is the best pics i have of it at the moment.

    Wow you did those from Hammer's info! Awesome job. Could I trouble you for another shot or two. I know Hammer said he'd send me some, but the more views I can get the better off I'll be.

    Thanks guys
    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post

    This is for a Dominator pump in a TX-19.

    Thanks to you as well Fleet although I have to admit it's hard to see the details when it's all black.
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    Dan Ill post pics this eve of mine. Pm Zipper, he has a 3 piece adapter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    ... I know Hammer said he'd send me some...
    And...a LOT were sent.

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    i was going to do the curved deal around the hand hole on mine, but with the inducer in there I couldnt reach the impeller reaching from outside the boat, so i just plugged the hole with a T shaped piece. If really had to get in there it is removable, I can scan that piece and email it to you if you need it. I already sent you my other templates right?

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    Dan what are you up to now????

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheyenne580 View Post
    Dan what are you up to now????

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    ...sounds like a cool project!

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