NEED HELP - Gheenoe Transom

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by ryanfowler, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. ryanfowler

    ryanfowler I Love microskiff.com!

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    Good Evening Folks,

    I need help with replacing or repairing my Gheenoe Transom. I have never owned a boat, or done any type of work on a boat or with fiberglass. However, I did get a great buy in this setup and I would really love to have it on the water by next spring. I just need HELP!!!

    As you can see from the photos (see link below) the transom needs some work. PLEASE HELP!!! I live in NW Georgia, so if anyone knows who can help or can help me help myself - the info would be greatly appreciated.

    Photo link: http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee479/dadsbuckshot/

    Thanks in advance for all help and replys. :)
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Welcome to the forum.
    Transom repairs to gheenoes are a common event around here.

    previous post:

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1305224870
     

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Welcome sir I have one to do ...LOL
     
  4. ryanfowler

    ryanfowler I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brett,

    Thank you for the info. I am just wondering though if the back wall needs to be replaced as well or if I could just get away with replacing the inner transom and wood... Don't know if this is a 1/2 project or a whole project... :D
     
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Leave the exterior skin.
    Rebuild on the inside, best results with least work.
     
  6. blairg

    blairg I Love microskiff.com!

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    Go to www.riverhawkboats.com
    They are located in Winder Georgia that is north east of Atlanta and the owner Bob Im sure will repair that transom for you for a great price or give you advice ;D
     
  7. ryanfowler

    ryanfowler I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thank you for the help!! I have a friend that lives just south of Winder - I might have him ride up there with the pics and see what they say. :-/
     
  8. ryanfowler

    ryanfowler I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brett - if you will look at picture # 6 in the below link you can see that some of the fiberglass is cracking on the backside of the transom - zoom in on the pic. How would you go about fixing it due to these cracks on both sides?

    Pics: http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee479/dadsbuckshot/
     
  9. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    This one? Looks like stress fractures caused by the disintegration of the wood.
    That's a cosmetic fix to be done after the transom interior rebuild.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ryanfowler

    ryanfowler I Love microskiff.com!

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    YES - that is it.... I just want to fix this right the 1st time without having to redo the project 2-3 times. Thank you for all the input and help.
     
  11. chuckm310

    chuckm310 I Love microskiff.com!

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    DO NOT CUT OUT THE CORNERS OF THE TRANSOM.
     
  12. chuckm310

    chuckm310 I Love microskiff.com!

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    leave the corners to attach your new transom to. Glass the corners outside and inside, then just sand and refinish.
     
  13. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    that cracking - it is caused by the core of the transom being bad - the glass in those areas,it's fractured from flexing.
    it's best to grind those areas out,rebuild them with matting,fair it back into shape...
     
  14. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    if you're smart,and you don't want to redo this 2-3 times:
    you're gonna use a composite product like penske board,as a core for that transom - penske is a composite,very dense composite product,absorbs no water and it won't rot - it's a forever product...
     
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