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ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
posted 09-10-2002 03:15 PM ET (US)
What does everyone think about using the above product down in the transom inside the boat near the drain hole to ensure the wood at the bottom of the transom is OK? This
stuff was a jewel when I was a kid working on
old wood boats.
posted 09-10-2002 03:56 PM ET (US)
I recently asked the same questions and the marine store had an interesting answer the stuff can actually melt foam in the boat. If you have rotted wood the proper thing to do is replace the wood. If not the next best thing is to dry the wood then inject a ton of west system into where the wood has rotted. In a transom can be not such a good idea to do. as the transom holds the weight of the motor. I have the same probs on my whaler planning on replacing the wood.
posted 09-12-2002 01:28 PM ET (US)
Shoctor, I didn't know about the melting the foam part! On my old Nauset, down by the drainhole, there appears to be some soft wood. And the boat has previous holes from other motors in the transom but the wood does
not appear to be soft. By the way; I am in Kingston NY! I see you're in Rhinebeck.
posted 09-12-2002 02:12 PM ET (US)
thats funny not too many whalers up our way. Good to know someone else up here has an older whaler. I have an old currituck this is the first season with it. I am planning on refinishing it this winter. Do you keep yours in the water or trailer?
posted 09-14-2002 09:43 PM ET (US)
Hi Shoctor. I have not been on line in a few days. To answer your question, I leave it in the water but this season my motor has been nothing but trouble. Normally, it is in the water on the Roundout Creek in Eddyville.
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