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    Default Transom repair/rotted out... Advice needed....

    I picked up a 19' Bahner that has a rotted out transom, mainly around where the exhaust tips were, but pretty sure the whole transom is rotted... Any pointers/tips/advice? Ive done some glass work and it looks pretty easy... any more to it that removing the rotted wood, and glassing in new wood? Any ideas what it would cost to have this done? Just weighting out my options at this point... Thanks in advance!
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    I just got done going thru what you are about to go thru. On my Rogers, the exhaust tips that were installed before I bought the boat were not properly installed and the wood around the tips rotted bad from years of leaking. Last summer I took the boat out over 15 times like this and it was a major pain in the ass! I was always worried about it sinking. I ended up doing 2 bilge pumps (1 automatic and 1 manual) Anyways, this winter I decided to go w/ OT headers and I took the boat down to Havasu to get the holes filled and the wood repaired. The proper way of repairing it is to pull the engine and pump, grind out ALL of the old wood (rotted and not rotted) and replace the wood and then glass over that. It's pricey but like I said it's the correct way of doing it. The shop gave me a much less expensive option but I didn't feel comfortable going that route. How bad is your transom wood? On one side, mine was so bad that I had to install a piece of dimanod plate so the swim step nuts had something to bite in to.

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    The hardest part of this IMO is the "grunt work of tear out" ,We will be starting a similar deal on a Rogers in a week will have some pics and information for you if it would help Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    The hardest part of this IMO is the "grunt work of tear out" ,We will be starting a similar deal on a Rogers in a week will have some pics and information for you if it would help Tom
    Tom< you guys do this kinda work? I wish I knew that about a month a go

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    My biggest question, is when you add the new plywood, do you just use resin to between the wood and outer glass? any type of adhesive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2GLOCK View Post
    Tom< you guys do this kinda work? I wish I knew that about a month a go
    Reluctantly but yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMETDRAGRACER View Post
    My biggest question, is when you add the new plywood, do you just use resin to between the wood and outer glass? any type of adhesive?
    JMO, I would layup a layer of mat and cloth between the wood and transom. And use clamps and a 2X4 to hold it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyeager View Post
    JMO, I would layup a layer of mat and cloth between the wood and transom. And use clamps and a 2X4 to hold it up.
    Agreed, but with no cloth, just 6oz mat and clamp her down. Then finish it off with more mat then a nice cloth layup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Agreed, but with no cloth, just 6oz mat and clamp her down. Then finish it off with more mat then a nice cloth layup.
    Agree on the matt, no cloth then clamp it down.

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    Would it be prudent to put a layer of resin on the wood and letting that set up before clamping it to the mat?
    So many projects, so little time

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    Would it be prudent to put a layer of resin on the wood and letting that set up before clamping it to the mat?
    Thats what I was thinking Id do...
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    ​do not use home depot resin!!!!!!!!
    No matter how good she looks , someone is tired of her shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcsrollin View Post
    ​do not use home depot resin!!!!!!!!
    Its fine for a finsh coat. but dont try to glass over it. It wont stick. Has the wax/paraphin in it.

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    good to know...
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