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ID:	92941I need to replace the transom on my 1985 Blue Finn boat. It's a 21 Ft., and is pushed by a 115 horse Nissan outboard. The transom is separating from the splashpan in the rear. I'm pretty handy with basic stuff, but this is a little intimidating to me. Can someone tell me how to go about this or refer me to someone who can.
    Thanks for your help.
    Ricket

    I finally figured out how to insert the pics. My file size was too big, but I resized them. Hope this helps. I need direction bad! Thank you.


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    Re: Transom Replacement

    You should start with pics. I thought it was intimidating too until I got the new transom in. Its really not that bad, plus there are several threads of others doing the same thing. This is definately the place, there are several people here to help. Hint: give as much info as possible and include as many pics so the pros can "see" what you are about to tackle...

    Welcome aboard, and good luck...
    1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
    5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
    260 Alpha Outdrive

    Califorina Cruiser

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    • #3
      Re: Transom Replacement

      Welcome to the iBoats Dry Dock!!!

      SRI is correct we need pics to SEE what you see. Transoms are our Specialty!!!! My signature line has a link for how to post your pics. Get em up and we can get started.
      1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
      Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
      Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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      • #4
        Re: Transom Replacement

        I have a 19' Blue FIn Sportsman. I have replaced the deck, built new consoles and am now rebuilding the transom. You can check out my progress at http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=376040. The aluminum of the transom on my boat is corroding, so I am looking into different option for completing my restoration.
        1991 Starcraft
        Take Risk Not To Escape Life, But To Prevent Life From Escaping.

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        • #5
          Re: Transom Replacement

          Check out pretty much any of the Starcraft restores on here as we've all tackled transoms. Basically just remove the motor, any capping, all through bolts and slide (or dig) the old wood out. Create a new one, it's probably 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood laminated together. Seal it with epoxy and slide it in and reassemble.
          1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
          Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
          1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
          Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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              • #8
                Re: Transom Replacement

                Not sure what you are doing but the pics are not coming thru.
                1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                  • #10
                    Re: Transom Replacement

                    Well Your Pics in your FIRST post are showing up but this mornings are not. Anyhoo... this appears to be a typical transom repair for an aluminum boat. You will need to remove the motor and ALLof the hardware both Inside and outside that is attached to the transom. Remove the aluminum Corner Brackets and Top cap of the transom and the splashwell. Pics of the inside of the transom will help but I imagine you hve knee bracing as well and they will need to be detached as well. The it's jus a matter of removing the rotted wood, making a template, creating a NEW wooden core Epoxying it all up and reinstalling everything. Really not that bad of a job.
                    1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                    Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                    Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                    • #11
                      Re: Transom Replacement

                      Yep that transom wood is shot. Not biggie to replace though. Just take it apart and replace the wood.
                      1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
                      Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
                      1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
                      Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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                      • #12
                        Re: Transom Replacement

                        Yup, this is a typical Brunswick/Starcraft transom repair. Pretty simple for us that have done one. I think if you take the previous advice and head on over to the Starcraft forum on here you'll find any number of good examples and lots of pictures to help guide you.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Transom Replacement

                          I just replace my transom in my BlueFin as well. As most have mentioned, it's not too hard to do. I had to also remove my splashwell and do some modification as well because the PO welded all kinds of angle pieces on it to try to fix the issue and he had it all out-of-square. I think that removing the splashwell actually made it easier. I used 2 pieces of 3/4 ext plywood. Laminated together and covered in epoxy. It makes for a very strong transom. If you have a metal supplier in your area, you should be able to get any sheet aluminum and top caps made.
                          Geeco
                          1988 Blue Fin Sportsman 1700
                          1988 Force 85 hp
                          Restoration Thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=383916

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                          • #14
                            Re: Transom Replacement

                            I think this would be a good one for you to review....

                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=424635&page=1
                            1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                            Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                            Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                              Re: Transom Replacement

                              Well, I just finished my transom replacement and it works great. I was a little intimidated with this project until talking with you folks. I'm glad I did it now; saved considerable money and still have the boat I love.
                              Thanks for all your help.
                              Ricket

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