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Offline uthmani

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Transom Assembly
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:22:01 PM »
Hey Guys

We are a little confused with the transom assembly at the moment. The book doesn't make it clear enough for us to proceed with confidence.

We want to know if the cut on the 2x8 should be the same as the sides of the transom or are they supposed to be on an opposing angle? Facing in/out would be another way of putting it..

Hope someone can clear up our confusion.. Thanks!

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Re: Transom Assembly
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 09:15:29 AM »
Yes, the ends of the 2x8 should be cut to a 6 degree angle, and of course this is a compound angle when you include the side angle.  Then the small side of the 2x8 mounts to the transom ply.  Remember the hull is wider at the center.   

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Re: Transom Assembly
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 09:32:19 PM »
   OK  guys   I had to get the book out  look and reread page 88 & 89 also note fig 10-3 { Inner face of jumbo transom}  the side bevel [ cut ] is 6 deg. HOPE that helps. that means your setting in the boat looking at the in side of the transom  the BIG ;D side. Iam thick headed and havent built a transom in years but will be going south on the 14 th to find some lumber for a std build to yacht specks when its done Iam going  albi fishing .she will be towed by a FORD ::) and yes Bruce it will have varnish on it.
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Re: Transom Assembly
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 03:37:37 AM »
Hope this clears it up.  This is a photo taken of the top edge of the motor board glued to the transom.  As mentioned in the previous post by Neal, the small side mounts to the transom 1/2" plywood.

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