• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • ALL iboats Forum Members and Guests:
    To show our appreciation for your participation in the Forums, we're offering an exclusive Forums-only discount good for an additional 5% off your iboats.com order for a limited time.
    To redeem, simply call our Customer Service Team at 800-914-1123 (Open M-F, 9am - 8pm Eastern Time) and mention the Forums 5% off discount. Offer excludes engines, trolling motors, and electronics.

Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse

We're excited to announce the launch of our NEW Fiberglass & Epoxy Boat Repair & Building section on iboats.com! See more details!

This new area was created specifically to meet the needs of those of you who participate in the iboats Boat Restoration, Building, and Hull Repair forum. To kick off the launch, we are giving away free product in every order over $100 as follows:

Spend $100-149: Get a free paint suit (Large only)
Spend $150-199: Get a free sandpaper finish pack & paint suit (Large only)
Spend $200-249: Get a free catalyst dispenser
Spend $250-299: Get a free Sufasolve hand wipes
Spend $300-349: Get a free Aqua Blue buffing compound (quart)
Spend $350-399: Get a free small tint kit
Spend $400+: Get a free Preval sprayer

To qualify for the free products, select any Fiberlay, Spectrum Fiberglass, System Three, or Gibco product.

Also, we have discounted our already low prices by another 5-15%. Stay tuned as we will be giving away 3 $100 iboats gift certificates from May to June to be used on the new fiberglass and epoxy products.

To view the new Fiberglass & Epoxy Boat Repair & Building, go to http://www.iboats.com/Boat-Paint-Repair-Maintenance-Gel-Coat-Cleaners-Carpet-Epoxy/dm/view_id.11
See more
See less

87 skeeter transom repair

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • 87 skeeter transom repair

    Hey guys, i'm looking to repair my transom with seacast pourable transom repair. my question, can i pull the cap off this particular boat by just removing the rub rail? and is it screws all around or rivets too? or can you just cut the fiberglass cap thats hid under aluminum plate where motor is mounted? will that give enough room to tear out wood? i hear that digging the wood out is horrible, i dont want to pull off cap if there is alot of special stuff to do to "reseal" the cap or what ever. thanks


  • #2
    Re: 87 skeeter transom repair

    Did that job on a different kind of boat and it came out great. Remove the rub rail and use a angle head grinder to remove the fiberglass cap from across the top. Remove the old wood from the transom, a chainsaw and long drills are the main tools and pour it full of Seacast level with the top. Then fiberglass a new cap on to seal the Seacast and reattach the "rubrail".You couldn't tell mine had been into but was it solid?

    Comment



    • #3
      Re: 87 skeeter transom repair

      Just totally rebuilt my 87 skeeter. New floor,stringers,and transom. I pulled the cap and rebuilt everything with new wood and fiberglass/epoxy. The cap comes off by removing a combination of screws and rivets. Not real complicated just time consuming. The stringers were the hardest part. The boat is better than new now and should last longer than me since I overdrilled all holes and filled them with fiberglass so all bolts go into glass and not wood. If your transon is rotted I bet your floor and foam is also wet,mine was a mess. If you are going to remove the cap you might as well do a little extra and pull the floor also. Good luck.

      Comment

      Working...
      X