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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. :)
 

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

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

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Welcome sir I have one to do ...LOL
 

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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

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
 

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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
 

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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
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. :-/
 

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

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/
 

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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.

 

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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.


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.
 

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

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/

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...
 

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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.


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.

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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