river craft transom replacement

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by david_saito, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. david_saito

    david_saito I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have a older river craft boat. It's justice a little over 4 feet wide. It's almost identical to the Randall craft, Collins and Kennedy craft boats built up here in the Florida panhandle. I don't have a good source of marine grade plywood. I've done some research and found that good exterior grade is close to the same quality. I will be encapsulating it in fiberglass and epoxy resin. If the boat lasts another 10 years it more than I could ask for. Any reason not to use the exterior grade for this ?
     
  2. david_saito

    david_saito I Love microskiff.com!

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    No replies ? Is this a dumb question ?
     

  3. trplsevenz

    trplsevenz I Love microskiff.com!

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    It'll be fine. Just get a good piece of dry wood. Seal all penetrations with epoxy plugs and sealant around the screws/bolts. I'd say it would last ten plus.
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Call Hodges Brothers in FWB.
     
  5. trplsevenz

    trplsevenz I Love microskiff.com!

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    They do stock it if I remember correctly.
     
  6. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.

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    If your willing to spend about $70 on materials I would make it out of 1" Divynal cell core. It will never rot and will support your motor. I made mine out of 1 1/2" and it supports a 40HP Tohatsu.