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I have a 1959 14.5' homem boat that has a fiberglass hull but the rear of the boat "where the motor clamps" is a thick piece of wood. The problem is that where the floor meets at this spot it is split and the wood is rotted a little leaving a very small gap(just enough to leak) along with two small cracks along the width of the board from the motor. My question is, should I replace this whole piece of wood, if so what type of wood and how do I attach it to the existing area, or should I just use fiberglass and cover the whole area? any opinons are greatly appreciated. (sorry with wording i'm not to familiar with proper termination)
That piece of wood is the transom of the boat. I cannot say for sure but, I would probably opt for replacing the entire thing. I donot know how the transom is attached on this particular boat. Most are attached to wooden splines that are glassed into the rear of the hull. The transom is then attached with marine grade screws and the entire thing is reinforced with glass cloth and resin. this can be rather complicated. It can be done. It sure beats having the transom break and loosing your motor or worse. You should only use Marine grade plywood for this. Hope this helps, TG.
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