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jojoscoot posted 06-24-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for jojoscoot   Send Email to jojoscoot  
The top of the transom on my montauk is slightly delaminated and was wondering if west 5200 would be the best thing to fix it. Also on transom where the transom angles down towards the well there is an inch long crack and was wondering how to fill/fix that. Any advice would be much appreciated.
jameso posted 06-24-2002 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
This is called the 'green line' basically it is the point where the inner and outer hulls join. This is what I did with my 15 that had the same problem. I used a couple of small screw drivers to wedge the crack open, then mised some two part epoxy filled the crack let it sit a few minutes to drain into the bottom of the void then C clamped it together. After letting it cure overnight I sanded the excess, also next time I mixed some gel coat I coated the entire line on the transom. This is a likely place for water ingress.
Jim Armstrong
jojoscoot posted 06-24-2002 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jojoscoot  Send Email to jojoscoot     
thanks for the insight Jim. I guess thats what I will do. I understand that you wedged the screw drivers into the crack and I will do the same. But in regard to the delamination part there is no real crack, but a slight seperation. In that case should I just coat it?
Bigshot posted 06-25-2002 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Very common. Fill and forget but keep an eye on it. It should not grow once filled.

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