Tips and Tricks

How do you reinforce a boat transom?

How do you reinforce a boat transom?

Apply epoxy to the edges of the outer fiberglass skin of the transom and over the heads of the screws holding the skin to the plywood, and lay a strip of fiberglass cloth over the epoxy. Once the fiberglass has cured, repeat this step until four layers of fiberglass and epoxy have been applied.

What is a transom cover?

Transom cover plates are for use when the exhaust ports (tips) are removed to install over the transom style exhaust. The plates cover the holes left in the transom. To install, you merely sandwich the transom of the boat between the plates.

How does transom saver work?

The transom saver is a device that protects your boat’s transom from stress or eventual damage from forces exerted on it by the weight of the outboard while you are trailering it. The transom saver connects to the trailer’s rear cross, absorbing stress for the engine bracket and transom.

How thick should a boat transom be?

Most transoms are on the order of one and a half inches thick. If there is any curve to the transom, this thickness is best made up of two three-quarter inch or three half inch thick layers of plywood. You can use top-of-the line marine plywood or lumberyard exterior ply.

Is stern and transom the same thing?

In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between stern and transom. is that stern is (nautical) the rear part or after end of a ship or vessel while transom is (nautical) the flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.

What is a transom saver on a boat?

Its name would imply that the transom saver is a device designed to protect your boat’s transom from undue stress while trailering your boat. Aluminum boats also seem to be more prone to damage (broken welds, popped rivets) than heavier, reinforced fiberglass transoms. Ranger Boats is another transom saver advocate.

Do I need a transom plate?

While you do not need a transom plate, they are a great way to protect your transom from damage. A transom plate will not only extend the life of your transom but also any add-ons you have. If you have an older boat, a transom support plate is absolutely necessary for keeping your boat going.