i am looking at a early 70s bomber fiberglass bassboat. it has been under a cover and not used since 1992. the floor seems to be in solid shape, but the transom is weak. threre isnt any major cracks in the top of the transom, but you can rock the engine and watch the transon give. also near the top of the transom you can give it a good squeeze by hand and see it give in. the boat is i believe a 16 foot with a 50 horse merc on it. the transom is sealed on the inside and out, and with the splashwell like it is, there isnt any good way to get to the transom to work on it. so i was wondering how difficult it is to remove the topside of the boat ? i figured if i could do it, that the wood in the transom will be exposed, and i could just remove it all from the top and slide in my new ply. i know this is going to be a lot of work, but i am good with resins and glass, and am very mechanically inclined. this seems like a awful lot to do on a old boat like this, but i would be getting the boat motor and trailer for close to nothing, the man parked it after having some engine work done and having it not run the next time he took it out.i figure if the motor isnt easily fixable,i can part it out .i also have available another 50 merc that i can pick up for $100.00 and the boat is set up inside just like what i am wanting.