On 4 Aug 2004 10:31:06 -0700, clarkt.TakeThisOut@region.halton.on.ca (tom clark)
>The transom on my 1996 16 foot Discovery Marine Inc. aluminium fishing
>boat is powered my a Merc 20 and when you tighten the motor mount
>clamps the aluminium on the inside of the boat bends inwards. Is there
>a wood core that is rotten or is it just that the metal is too thin
>and not meant to be clamped. If rotten how do i fix it?
Just guessing here, but it's aluminum clad wood. On a 1996, it's
probably pressure treated, so the wood most likely isn't "bad" but
that area may be compressed by the motor clamps.
Back in the day, I always used a small piece of marine plywood or 3/4
inch piece of oak on my small open boats to clamp the motor to the
transom - you may want to try that.
S. Woodstock, CT
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