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Oh, Crap! Now What?

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  • Oh, Crap! Now What?

    I just removed the engine, outdrive and the transom plate and it looks bad, ... very bad. The corrosion has really attacked the parts to the point the screws with the square washers were so degraded they were about half the original diameter. That is were they broke off.

    What now?

    Inner Transom Plate
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    Bill

    1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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  • #2
    Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

    WOW! That is bad. Head over to ebay for a used transom plate. They are cheap ($30). Maybe a ground wire was not connected, as that looks seriously bad. I had the same bolt issue, where I had to break one to get it off.

    Sadly, replacement anode bolts cost more than a used transom plate.

    1990 Bayliner Capri 2050 BR - (My first runabout; Never seen her in water) ***Restore on hold***
    Restoration status: Painting hull Watch my progress
    Progress so far: Teardown - Transom - Stringers - Deck - Paint - Re-power - Interior Panels - Seating - Water Trial - Upholstery


    The 10 steps of restoration denial - Which step are you?

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    • #3
      Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

      Gimbal Housing

      Two broken off bolts and a hole.
      Thanks
      Bill

      1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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      • #4
        Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

        Head over to ebay for a used transom plate.
        Ayuh,... Make that a Complete transom assembley...
        Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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        • #5
          Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

          Originally posted by Squid Billy View Post
          I just removed the engine, outdrive and the transom plate and it looks bad, ... very bad. ........



          What now?

          I agree with Bond-o. Time for a new (used) transom assembly. If you want some good news, the condition of yours makes the decision easy. At least you don't need to agonize over whether to try and fix what you have now or not. Simple - buy another assembly. (And you can usually find them for not much money on the various auction / classified ad sites).

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          • #6
            Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

            Now show us what the transom of the boat looks like now that you have the drive off. Can't wait to see those pics.

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            • #7
              Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

              Okeey - Dokee

              Transom pictures coming up. The corrosion was so bad it caved in the transom almost an inch on the inside and you can also see the corrosion INSIDE the wood!
              Thanks
              Bill

              1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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              • #8
                Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                And More;
                Thanks
                Bill

                1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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                • #9
                  Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                  Sorry about your problem, but good to see you still have a sense of humor...nice plate.
                  1984 Imperial VC230
                  Merc. 470 S.N. 6701134
                  Alpha One S.N. OA706258

                  1983 Lund Mr. Pike 16',
                  Johnson 75 HP Sea Horse

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                    Looks like you might be needing to rebuild that transom while you're at it
                    Simply reading Chapman Piloting does not make you an expert at all things boating, but it'll get you started.

                    Wear a life jacket around the water; at the very least it'll make your corpse easier to find.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                      Originally posted by SuperNova View Post
                      Looks like you might be needing to rebuild that transom while you're at it
                      Transom, Stringers and Deck ... Oh My! .... reconstruction thread ...
                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=362607
                      Thanks
                      Bill

                      1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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                      • #12
                        Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                        Wow, you have some work to do. I look at those pictures and can't help think what would happen if you were cruising along in that boat and hit something with the drive. If it would of just all come apart.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                          Problem solved, ... I buried my head in the sand!

                          Naw, just kidding.

                          I just got off the phone from a place called John Fishers Marina from Irie Michigan. They will be shipping out the whole transom assembly (both sides of the transom) tomorrow for a screaming deal. Should be here in So. Cal. mid next week!

                          ALSO, ... I should be able to sell off the parts that I don't need (gimbal ring and bell housing) on the various sites and make "ALL" my money back.

                          Whoo-Hoo!



                          UPDATE ... 12-03-09 ... Problem Still not solved!
                          Please look at post #21 and #22
                          Thanks
                          Bill

                          1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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                          • #14
                            Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                            Gotta love it when a plan comes together.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Oh, Crap! Now What?

                              Originally posted by Ohioriver View Post
                              Wow, you have some work to do. I look at those pictures and can't help think what would happen if you were cruising along in that boat and hit something with the drive. If it would of just all come apart.
                              Hehe

                              Did you look at my restoration thread pictures, I am completely surprised that the whole freaking thing didn't come apart just towing it around the block!
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                              Bill

                              1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
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