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08-23-03, 07:08 PM   #1  
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transom repair

i have a 1984 Monark 17'. i just got it from my father in law and found out that the transom is rotten. the rest of the boat is in great shape and i hate to see this go to waste so i am thinking of tackling this job myself. any advice on the use of composite or just replace with wood. Or is the boat even worth it? i don't even have a motor to put on it.

 
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08-24-03, 09:39 PM   #2  
Just how bad is the rot?
Can you see an end to it? usually you can scarf in a new chunk of
hardwood or laminate some marine plywood in its place.
Lets see if we can fix this one.

 
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08-25-03, 03:08 PM   #3  
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it is bad, i just pulled most of it out yesterday, and only the top square foot or so on each side was any good. i got the inner layer out and most of the rotten wood but still have some to chisel off of the outside skin. looks like i got myself into a lot of work. what kind of fiberglass should i use? is the cloth that is sold at home depot good enough or is there a recommended place to get the appropriate materials?

 
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08-25-03, 05:17 PM   #4  
Fiberglass

Try and look up on this www

www.defenderus.com

I have used them a lot and have all that you will need for the boat ED

 
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08-25-03, 09:22 PM   #5  
Glass is glass and for the most part resin is resin.
There is finish and laminating, polyester and epoxy.
But for your job, just soak up some mat and roll the air out good.
Leave enough space to put on a finish coat of fine
woven cloth to finish the job nicely.
The wood is the important part. Sounds like you should dig it
all out and laminate in a new transom. It will take about three
days and cost about 200 in materials and safety equipment.
If you decide to have it done for you you should not pay more
than 5 or 6 hundred. That should get you a matched gel
coat color too.
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08-26-03, 03:07 PM   #6  
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the best quotes i got were around 1500-2000 dollars!!! that is why i decided to do it myself. i feel pretty confident i can do the transom part b/c i just removed the inner skin, but since i had to cut the top 1/3 of the back apart to lift up the top to get to it, i am a little concerned about patching the top together.

 
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08-26-03, 04:29 PM   #7  
fix it

You will be able to just glass back in the top part as you call it after you get the transom all done. Save what you can thats good. Just feather the edges good when you put it backand glass it in. ED

 
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