How do you fix dry rot on a transom?

How do you fix dry rot on a transom?

Repairing A Rotted Transom One method is to use a product like Git-Rot from BoatLIFE. This two-part liquid epoxy fills and restores the dry rot inside the wood using capillary action to penetrate it without drilling it full of holes. You can inject Git-Rot directly into the wood for more thorough penetration.

How do you reenforce a boat transom?

Apply epoxy to the edges of the outer fiberglass skin of the transom and over the heads of the screws holding the skin to the plywood, and lay a strip of fiberglass cloth over the epoxy. Once the fiberglass has cured, repeat this step until four layers of fiberglass and epoxy have been applied.

Does Git Rot work in transom?

For transom repairs, you may drill vertically down through the transom, and then pour in Git Rot. For decking, drill thru the surface to treat the wood underneath. Holes left by drilling may be filled with a mixture of dry saw dust and Git Rot or a marine repair epoxy compound.

How do I know if my boat transom is rotten?

Observe for cracking on the fibreglass around the engine bolts; Washers are often observed as being compressed into the transom in areas where the timber has lost its strength. Remove some screws or an engine bolt to observe if water spits out of the hull. Brown or Brack-ish water is usually an indication of rot.

Do I need to reinforce my transom?

Aluminum boat transoms resist oxidation and corrosion but they may loosen over time, so it is necessary to promptly reinforce a transom on an aluminum boat. Effective Jon boat rebuild prevents weakend transoms that affect boat’s integrity and safety.

How thick is a boat transom?

That would be typical and give you 1 1/2″ of transom thickness. Besides that, you would generally add another strip of plywood for the clamp bracket (on the motor) at the top of the motor well on the transom giving you a total clamping width of 2 1/4″ (which would be typical of even production boats).

How do you make penetrating epoxy?

Pour parts A & B at a 2:1 mix ratio into mixing cups. Mix parts A & B into one mixing cup and stir for 2-5 minutes. For more penetration into the wood add 50% lacquer thinner or denatured alcohol and mix together. Using a cup or a syringe, pour or inject the epoxy to damaged or rotted area.

Can you dry out a wet transom?

Hope this helps. If the transom is seriously wet, it will not dry out in any realistic time frame. If you are lucky, the water is only near the transducer screw holes. That is a fairly common occurrence and can be dealt with.

How do I know if my transom is waterlogged?