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First rebuild - '89 Campion Allante 185 - Stringers, Deck, Transom

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  • Thank you both!
    I think I got it.. no resin till it's all glued in. I'll use PB between the hull and the first 1/4" piece and then Tightbond III on all the subsequent layers. Then 1708 on the outside of the completed laminated transom.

    wog, I planned on using two or three clamps like you showed in the stickies in the middle where the splash well came from. I realize now why you suggested I cut the whole rear cap off and not just the splash well like I did... but I guess hindsight is 20/20.
    Now I was thinking that if I clamped the center section the outer "wing" sections, since the transom is curved in towards the middle, would tend to press themselves to the hull without a lot of exterior clamping. I'll add a picture of what I thought of trying to do... the two outer pieces (outlined in blue) really only support the two tie down cleats (I'm guessing that's what they're called... they're U shaped metal brackets that tie straps attach to the boats rear hull and to the trailer when transporting the boat) and the swim platform. The curved pieces of 1/4" plywood making up the main transom is the part outlined in red. The center part would be clamped where the splash well has been cut out, and the outer wings would (hopefully) press themselves into the hull due to its curved nature. Does that make sense? If so, do you think that would work?
    If not the other alternative was to build a support in the boats interior and then use bottle jacks to put pressure one those outer wing portions of the main transom.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts.


    Last edited by steve_h7; February 2nd, 2019, 10:15 PM.

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    • My cheap little cover was no match for a record snowfall... UPS is scheduled to deliver a new, better quality one today if they can make it. More snow due in the coming days too so no progress till old man winter finishes:

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      • Mine was like yours in the pic the day I went to pick it up. I babysit mine all night when it snows now. That is why the admiral says get the yard ready for a steel roofed car port this summer. So I can sleep.
        Dance with the waves,
        move with the sea.
        Let the rhythm of the water
        set your soul free.

        1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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        • The little loops on the outer edge that you use to tie the boat to the trailer. I drilled them and used washer nuts and bolts on the outer edges. I used screws and washers where the swim deck braces were to. just smaller ones so when the swim deck went on they were like starter holes.
          Dance with the waves,
          move with the sea.
          Let the rhythm of the water
          set your soul free.

          1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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            Originally posted by chevymaher View Post
            The little loops on the outer edge that you use to tie the boat to the trailer. I drilled them and used washer nuts and bolts on the outer edges. I used screws and washers where the swim deck braces were to. just smaller ones so when the swim deck went on they were like starter holes.
            But the loops and swim ladder (I misspoke when I said platform before) didn't require to be attached to the actual transom, correct? If I put it together like the picture with the outlines, they would be attached to the 1 1/2" thick "wing" portions and not to the curved, laminated transom, if that would work. The wing portions I'd make just out of 2 pieces of 3/4" ACX laminated and PB'd in place. I guess I could fill the voids between the transom and the wing parts with PB too and then glass the whole thing at once with 1708 as opposed to doing it in 3 pieces.

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