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  • Alumacraft Transom Replacement

    Well after a whole lot of reading I decided to tear into the transom. All I can say is thanks, and I'm glad I started it. No doubt the 115 Merc would have been in the bottom of the lake in no time!! Only took 2.5 hrs to get it out. Here is my progress so far.
    Last edited by Bob_VT; August 4th, 2010, 11:09 AM. Reason: Image removed pictures too large for forum please resize to 640x480 to re-post
    1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

    Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.


  • #2
    Re: Wow!!!

    Welcome to iboats. Nice work. What are you using for the new transom?
    1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
    1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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    • #3
      Re: Wow!!!

      Originally posted by Greg Mrozinski View Post
      Welcome to iboats. Nice work. What are you using for the new transom?
      The transom is 2" thick. I am going to use 2 3/4" and 1 1/2" exterior plywood and fiberglass it.
      1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

      Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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      • #4
        Re: Wow!!!

        Did you have to cut the aluminum cap off the back?
        If so, how will you put it back? Weld?
        I am wondering as my boat has same thing and was wondering if I can cut it off.

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        • #5
          Re: Wow!!!

          Originally posted by phantomv170 View Post
          Did you have to cut the aluminum cap off the back?
          If so, how will you put it back? Weld?
          I am wondering as my boat has same thing and was wondering if I can cut it off.
          I cut the cap most of the way and just bent it up. I will weld it back into place when done. Here is a picture you can see what i did.

          1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

          Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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          • #6
            Re: Wow!!!

            Chad,

            Keep up the good work. Just a suggestion, you might want to retitle your thread so that other folks can track it a little better. Also can you give us some info on your boat (e.g. make, model, year, engine, etc.).
            1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
            1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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            • #7
              Re: Wow!!!

              Originally posted by Greg Mrozinski View Post
              Chad,

              Keep up the good work. Just a suggestion, you might want to retitle your thread so that other folks can track it a little better. Also can you give us some info on your boat (e.g. make, model, year, engine, etc.).
              Just filled in my sig and changed the title. Its a 1985 Alumacraft Trophy with a 115 Merc.
              1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

              Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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              • #8
                Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                Some plywood cutting and a few tubes of pl400 later a new transom is born. Now time for some glassing!
                1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

                Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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                • #9
                  Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                  Thanks. Keep up the good work. You will feel very good about the effort when you are finished. Nothing like doing it yourself.
                  1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                  1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                  • #10
                    Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                    Transom is in and siliconed.....what a mess. All thats left is to put the engine back on.

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                    The weld turned out pretty nice!

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                    1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

                    Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                      Siliconed????
                      1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                      Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                      Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                      • #12
                        Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                        Originally posted by Woodonglass View Post
                        Siliconed????
                        All the bolts and screws.
                        1985 Alumacraft Trophy 175 With A 1972 Merc 115

                        Floor And Transom Replacement In The Works.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                          Fair warning, I "sillyconed" mine the first time too about 2 months ago, used lots of it, and most of it that was below the waterline leaked including the transom drain tube. As most on this forum will say, use the 3m 4200 and 5200. It sealed mine up instantly.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                            Well, IMHO you NEVER use silicone anywhere NEAR a transom. Epoxy Peanut Butter, 3m 4200, 5200, Marine-Tex or similar but NEVER Silly-Cone.

                            I'm just Sayin...
                            1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                            Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                            Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                            • #15
                              Re: Alumacraft Transom Replacement

                              Actually I don't like to use sillycone anywhere on a boat unless it is a specific application calling for it exclusively. I don't run into that very often.
                              1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                              1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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