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Transon TOO THICK?

Postby Tim the Toolman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:10 am

Hello all, I'm replacing the transom on my 1968 20' Offshore. The original transom was 2" thick (alternating vertical inside and horizontal outside mahogany boards) from the factory and then someone tried to stiffen it up with junky plywood epoxied on the inside. The very bottom of the original transom seemed to have an extra 1" board that butts up against the keel and keelsons. I plan to make the transom 3" total thickness using (2) 1" thick sections of marine grade ply and facing with 1/2" solid mahogany inside and out.

Understanding this is the Engines board and not the Restoration board, it looks like the 125 hp Force engine that came with the boat will accommodate the 3" thick transom. My question is will most modern engines (hoping to invest in a 4-stroke someday) accept a 3" thick transom? Only having one engine to look at doesn't make me very knowledgeable.

Thank you members!
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Re: Transon TOO THICK?

Postby Robert » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:10 am

Tim
The thickness of the transom shouldn't matter if you through bolt engine.
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Re: Transon TOO THICK?

Postby Tim the Toolman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:45 pm

Thanks Robert, exactly what I plan to do. I mostly concerned that the opening on modern engines is wide enough to handle a 3" think transom. My existing engine has a hook to hang the engine from and then I'd bolt it. It's about 3 1/2" open so I'm OK if I use it but might switch to a smaller (90 hp) engine and don't want to have to cut down the transom if the opening on the engine is too small. Thanks very much for the post! Tim
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Re: Transon TOO THICK?

Postby Tim the Toolman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:45 pm

Thanks Robert, exactly what I plan to do. I mostly concerned that the opening on modern engines is wide enough to handle a 3" think transom. My existing engine has a hook to hang the engine from and then I'd bolt it. It's about 3 1/2" open so I'm OK if I use it but might switch to a smaller (90 hp) engine and don't want to have to cut down the transom if the opening on the engine is too small. Thanks very much for the post! Tim
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