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Salmon Tub posted 06-03-2003 11:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for Salmon Tub   Send Email to Salmon Tub  
Now, normally, I would call BW about this, but it seems difficult to get a hold of anyone there other than the receptionist who can transfer me to voice-mail. Perhaps they are just very busy this time of year.

So, I have decided that I am going to bump my engine up one hole. The only obstacle in my way is the plastic trim hiding the "green-line". By the way, mine is a brown green-line. My boat is a 2000 Montauk. Now, If it should have any function other than to look pretty, then I would like to keep it, which means I will nedd to modify it, If the sole purpouse of this plastic trim is to beautify the transom, then, I can just remove it completely. It seems to me that the answer is straight forward (strictly aesthetic) but, does the greenline need any kind of UV protection since there is no Gel-Coat covering it?

Bigshot posted 06-03-2003 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Green line trim is new to me.....never saw it before.
Salmon Tub posted 06-03-2003 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Ya, My hull has a plastic edge trim about 1/8" thick that covers the upper outer edge of the transom and is secured by 5 screws. Doesn't make sense to me since it hinders a tight and flush fit of the motor bracket to the transom, that is why I had installed my engine low in the first place.
Lars Simonsen posted 06-03-2003 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lars Simonsen  Send Email to Lars Simonsen     
I just went through this same debate. I raised my motor two notches and, in the process, removed the piece of trim. My 1998 Dauntless does not have the "green line." The trim just covers the line where the top half of the hull meets the bottom half. It appears to be well sealed as is, so no further sealing appeared to be necessary. If yours covers the green line, then I'd put 5200 or something over it to be sure it's sealed.

I don't think the trim serves any purpose other than looks (mine didn't seal anything).

jimh posted 06-03-2003 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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Sal DiMercurio posted 06-03-2003 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
I'm with Bigshot, i'v never see this green line thing.
If the moulding is in the way when mounting the engine, can't you notch it out?
The engine is bolted on & the top of the bracket should be at least 1/2" to 1" above the top anyhow.
From what you guys describe, it's nuts, an engine has to be mounted, I doubt they put that moulding there if it hinders the mounting of the engine, it's got to clear it.
Theres already an engine sitting on the transom, I don't see how it could be in the way if you raise the engine.
Salmon Tub posted 06-04-2003 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Sal, actually, the motor bracket has a circular indentation on the top of the inner corner so as to accomodate this kind of trim, convenient, but only if you hang the engine all the way down, resting on top of the transom, let me see if I can draw it here:

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Bigshot posted 06-04-2003 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
What I meant ws all Montauks have the green line, i have never seen one with trim so it is purely cosmetic. Fill in the holes that screwed it in. Better yet leave it and get a jackplate.
doobee posted 06-04-2003 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
The trim is a cosmetic piece found on many boats. There should be no problem with modifying it to fit the engine.
Sal DiMercurio posted 06-05-2003 01:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
I'd notch it out for the engine mount.
jimh posted 06-05-2003 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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