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|Author||Topic: TRANSOM SCREWS???|
posted 02-10-2002 08:14 PM ET (US)
1974 13' Whaler...
I've started refinishing my transom, prior to my repower. There are screws that I don't know if they are neccessary or not. There are 4 inside and 4 outside on one side of the transom and 3 inside and 3 outside on the other side. They are located near the U-bolts in the upper corners of the transom. They are only about 1/2" long and about #8 in size. There a bunch of other screws that I assume held the light fixture that was originaly mounted on the boat (which were all removed by a previous owner, Any info would be appreciated.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 02-10-2002 08:29 PM ET (US)
Sounds like someone put those #8 screws in the holes that used to have the through bolts for the steering pulleys. The pad eyes that held the pulleys were held on with machine screws that went all the way through the transom with the heads on the outside and a finish washer, hex nut on the inside on top of the pad eye.
If you don't like the screws just take them out and patch the holes.
posted 02-11-2002 08:51 AM ET (US)
Tom is right. They are definitely the mounting holes for the pulley steering system.
posted 02-11-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)
Thanks guys, I didn't even think of that. DAH!!!
posted 02-11-2002 03:16 PM ET (US)
When I bought my Katama in 2000, I noticed these screws too, and I never could fugure out what they were. Now I know; ditto the DUH!
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