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Royboy posted 02-22-2005 03:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for Royboy   Send Email to Royboy  
Anyone know how far outboard the wood extends on the transom of a 130 Sport? The wood locating diagrams show that it extends out past the engine notch, but not how far. I notice on 2005 models BW added a piece of wood to mount a swim platform from, but I'm wondering how far from my engine I can mount one on my 2000 model. Actually, I'll be mounting a bracket for a dive ladder. Anybody go drilling holes out there?


Moe posted 02-22-2005 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Do you have an electronic stud finder? I think this would be the safest way to determine where it ends on your boat.


johnr posted 02-22-2005 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnr  Send Email to johnr     
On the new style 13"s or 15 there is not any wood or whatever they use to install a swim ladder except on the 2004's and 5". I have seen a 2003 rip out and it was a mess. Maybe you could drill a large hole and put some epoxy filler and then drill in and put the screw in. That might work.
Royboy posted 03-04-2005 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Moe, don't those things look for iron?


dittybag54 posted 03-10-2005 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for dittybag54  Send Email to dittybag54     
Be very, careful. The wood does not go very far as the locating diagram shows. The transom, before they put in phenolic, does not have the ability to support a ladder. Don't drill until you talk directly with someone at Whaler; who will likely advise you not to use anything other than an over the gunwale ladder. Do not trust a stud finder. The density of the transom will confuse it and you. Good luck.
Royboy posted 03-30-2005 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
According to C. Bennett at Boston Whaler: The transom wood on the 130 Sport is 33" wide. You can measure centerline
(where the engine is mounted) and then measure out 16 1/2" either way to get the outside measurement.


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