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Old 08-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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I am going to replace the wood in my transom. I am going to use a 2x12 treated lumber for the wood. I will have to plane it down about 3/16 to get the right thickness. I am going to use 1/4 inch bolts to attach it to the transom. I am not sure what to do to make it water tight. They may not even be below the water line but I no they will be when putting the boat in the water. I was thinking about o rings on the bolts. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas to make it water tight.
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I would use a 3M silicon product I believe it is 3200 or something for sealing.

However I wouldn't use most of the treated lumbers out there if it is an aluminum boat. Something about chemical reaction, do some research if you haven't already.
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I wish boat transom were made with plastic like cutting boards.
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I would use a 3M silicon product I believe it is 3200 or something for sealing.

However I wouldn't use most of the treated lumbers out there if it is an aluminum boat. Something about chemical reaction, do some research if you haven't already.
No I did not know that, but googled it and looks like I will have to use something else to replace the wood with.
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There is a wood you can use just not sure what it is. Most all Lunds and aluminum boats have wood in their transom just not sure of process or type of wood.
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Hey what about the stuff they make recycled plastic benches with could be perfect.
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I wonder how strong composite decking is.
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Just replaced a transom in an old vBottom. We used Oak 1x10 board, had enough in a 10' board to do both inside and out side transom. Stuff we took out looked to be 3/4 plywood. Boat was a 1956 SeaKing, We used Gutter sealent on SS 1/4 20NC bolts with Nyloc nuts, and flat washers thru transom and on transom caps. We used sealent between wood and aluminum also. So far no leaks.
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I repaired a Smokercraft transom with marine grade plywood. Used 3200 silicone sealant and it turned out great.
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Plywood is what is on mine. I wanted to stay away from it. Oak would be nice. I would need 1 1/4 thick though. To bad Paxton isn't open anymore. I am sure I could have found some there.
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If you are going back with a wood transom use Okoume Marine Grade Plywood.
Buy 3/4" and double it up. Use West Systems Epoxy between and around the sheets.

Not cheap!
But the absolute BEST wood fix out there.
Your Grandkids will thank you.
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Yes use an epoxy on what ever you use. It will be absoltley water proof and extremly strong. Kinda pricey but you'll do it once.
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Look into starboard polymer sheeting @ home depot ,glue a couple together for the right thickness and bolt it in never have to worry about it again...
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