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Can anyone offer any opinion on the quality of the weld pictured below. I purchased this boat used and it appears the hull took a little hit near the keel at the bow. It must have gotten a crack and so was re-welded. The previous owner (not the first owner of the boat) had no idea it was even there, claiming he didn't use the boat all that much, but who really knows. I have asked around regarding getting the weld reinforced from inside the hull but it turns out that since the hull is painted, its an absolute pain to get the weld done since there is so much prep work involved to begin with. Is the current weld good enough in terms of if it ain't broke don't fix it? Is it worthwhile keeping the boat or moving on from it ASAP?
Hi all,Just a couple of questions regarding my transom. I have a 5.2 savage escort, think its a 91 model, I was looking at installing a new sounder this afternoon and I took of a piece of plastic chopping board I was using as a transom saver, I put that on nearly 4 years ago now, I sealed all the screw holes with sikaflex, I also sikaflexed the whole back of the board and sealed the edges once I wasfinished. Today as I undid the screws I noticed a bit of water coming frombehind the board as I was loosening the screws off. Once the board wasremoved the holes appeared to be a little wet, so I got my drill and drilled into them a bit and I wasn't brinig out any board whatsoever, but to be honest I cannot remember if I did now the very first time either though, but what was coming out was like the fiberglass was like a wet paste. I only drilled within the hole itself, I never tried to re-drill thehole bigger, just put the drill bit in approx the same size as the whole. I think I have had some water seep in, and I'm not real sure how bad the damage would be, and not sure on exactly how to tell either. My question is from the pics, the area circled, because of the shape, would it be wood within that area or only fiberglass based on the shape? The actual part that the outboard is bolted to feels sturdy enough from what I can tell, I have also tapped around it and from what I can tell it sound the same and not hollow. If however I have a problem with this area, how hard is it to repair a transom based on the shape of it? Of all the pics I could find of re-paired transoms I have not seen one like this shape, so I'm scared that it cannot be done and the transom shape would have to change?Any advice and pointers much, much appreciated. Thanks Geoff