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Old 11-03-2012, 16:41   #1
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West Marine Dinghy Transom

Greetings from Traverse City, MI! I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone can help me out. I have an 8' dinghy, West Marine Groupe Zodiac Model RU-260. It is kind of beat up, but I want to make it new again. I tore apart the old rotted transom and cleaned out the insides where the transom goes in the sides. The little spindles inside are pretty complex and wondered if anyone had some ideas for replacing the transom or better yet- know where I can get a cut out template for this model so I can be precise on my cuts into the new piec of marine grade plywood I bought... Any suggestions are appreciated. I plan to get the new transom in and fiberglass the around the transom holders and possibly put bolts into it to hold the transom further... Help!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 17:17   #2
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Re: West Marine dinghy transom questions

Welcome Lanaki
I just goggled your model and found this (Floor Slats (6) for RU 260 Inflatable (Zodiac) - Replacement Parts) maybe this will help, I have a 1999 zodiac and had a dealer fix a couple of things on mine the cost was reasonable for what they did.

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Old 26-03-2012, 19:58   #3
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Re: West Marine Dinghy Transom

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Hope you can find someone with the same model so they can make a pattern for you. I always caution folks who are dismantling their boats interiors to save the old beat up plywood for a pattern.
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