Originally Posted by kta
Boatsail - we have the same boat.
Make sure to cut a strong backing plate for inside the transom to provide some rigidity and extra strength. I'm going to add a plate on the outside of the transom as well. Lastly, I have a couple pieces of PVC glassed in across the transom vertically on the inside to prevent the transom from flexing under thrust - I'm not sure if this is necessary, but it can't hurt.
I typed up a really nice reply and the computer did not publish. Lost
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2-27. Love the boat.
Imagine starboard cut into a cross and bolted onto the transom. That was my reinforcement from the po. Hull
Flexed. I did not like. I have glassed in the same type of cross onto the interior
of the transom and bonded it to the hull
. Totally glassed in. Also, I took out the cockpit
scuppers and glassed in pvc so that it drains really fast and won't clog those crappy little hoses up. Looks really nice, can't wait to see it painted up.