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bayliner transom mod's ..how to build solid transom for my bayliner? Answered

in need of some advice in heightening the transom to a solid surrounding,on the stern of my bayliner motorlaunch...angles..materials..step by step fitting to boat..construction..finishing..and things to consider..basically from start to finish..thanks for help.

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Re-design (author)2010-06-13


Polyurethane foam is not structural and you'll have to fiberglass over that.  Once fiberglassed it will be strong enough for the most part but not strong enough to hang a motor of anchor off.

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winstonchurchill (author)2010-06-13

ok thanx for input,have made a plywood outer mold and in 2 minds whether 2 epoxy over it or to use a pour in polyurethane foam inside,then i can scalpture it to perfect shape then epoxy over that?then join to boat itself.

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l8nite (author)2010-06-12

replacing or modifying a transom is a fairly straight forward project but its not easy to describe step by step with all the angles needed and etc.Each vessel has its own dimensions. A picture of your intended project would help. Its not real difficult if you have any woodworking skills but it can be time consuming and making a good meticulas fit is a must. Basically your going to need 1 to 1.5" thickness of marine grade plywood or sign makers mdf (you can build it up using 2 pieces and a good water resistent epoxy. Scribe your transom shape and cut it out. Attach it with epoxy and or fiberglass, metal angle brackets can also be used to add extra strenght

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