So you have gotten some bad news from your mechanic, turns out the reason
your boat is taking on water is that the transom is bad. But wait, its not
the end of the world or the end of your boats life.
A bad transom is a
common problem with older boats. Generally, a boat that is 15 years or older
will have a rotted transom or some sort of structural failure, but not
always. The transom is the back of the boat or the stern. This is the area
where the boat manufacturer needs a 2-3 inch thick surface to comply with the
engine manufacturer. This is cost effectively accomplished with using an inner
core material such as plywood to achieve the desired thickness for structural
integrity. While this is a practical way of achieving this, there can be
consequences when this area is exposed to of all things, water.
Who's to blame? Not necessarily the manufacturer, not
really the boat owner, and definitely not your neighbor or the last person that
operated the boat, but how about a combination of time and exposure to weather?
This is basically the reason for a rotted transom.
Not to worry, the transom in your boat can be replaced
to give you many more years of boating and family fun.
If your in need of structural repairs, such as a
transom, I can help make your boat repairs easy and worry free. All work
is done at one shop. Engine and outdrive removal services are performed by the
same person who does the fiberglass work. this may seem strange but believe me
this is a benefit.
In addition to drivetrain R&R and fiberglass work, any
electrical and plumbing issues can be taken care during the repair.
So, with all that being said, feel free to give me a
call (contact me)
with any questions you may have.
Save money, pay the person who actually
does the work!