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I was preping my 23' mako today for paint ( sanding down to fiberglass) started noticing cracks around the outboard cutout. to make a long disappointing story short the whole transom was soaking wet and rotten. Got everything cut out . My question is coosa or marine plywood? sorry in advance if there is a similar post.

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Hey Fred! How's the boat doing? We had fun meeting you at the ECMako raft-up last month.

Bamafan - I sent you a PM about ClassicMako as well. It is a great resource and one of the biggest contributors leaves in P'cola....I'm sure he will be along soon..... He has a nose for finding boat repair questions!
 

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hey steve, boat is doing so-so. i went out last sunday like a [email protected]#@ with the 25knot winds and 4ft in the bay. showed up some shortcomings on my ride i need to shore up. nothing really involved, just will be time consuming. good thing its cooling down. will have to make some time.

and yes, had a great time at the raft up. wife eventually came around and liked it too. will definitely have to do that again. in the meantime, will try gigging on my...errr......my sons new ride. 15 alumacraft with 30 mercury 4stroke. very fast but very wet since it's a tiller.
 

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bamafan (10/28/2007)I was preping my 23' mako today for paint ( sanding down to fiberglass) started noticing cracks around the outboard cutout. to make a long disappointing story short the whole transom was soaking wet and rotten. Got everything cut out . My question is coosa or marine plywood? sorry in advance if there is a similar post.



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Any update on your Mako?
 

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I got the transom done, Thinking about laying a layer of 7.5 glass over the whole bottom. Thanks to all you guys over on classic mako . lots of knowledge over there. My move to Pensacola has now been moved to may ,so I should be ready.

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Thinking about laying a layer of 7.5oz glass over the whole bottom.


Why? That is pretty light weight glass. ALL the gelcoat will need to be removed.
 

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Lots pressure cracks from not doing a good job glassin stringers,they were pressure treated lumber, I've got all the old paint sanded off.
 

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yes, trying to not tear it completely part was hard when we flipped it . should I not glass it or go with maybe 10oz.? I'll get pics tomorrow when I go to the farm
 

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Mine looks about the same , alot more cracking towards the stern though. Are you guys just filling the cracks or laying glass over it?

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bamafan (1/5/2008)Mine looks about the same , alot more cracking towards the stern though. Are you guys just filling the cracks or laying glass over it?



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Glass is being laid and then faired out. It's being done in a shop near Batten Rouge, La. Ringleader lives in Slidell, La.



 

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Adding 7.5 oz cloth over fractures is a little better than chocolate coating a turd. The fractures will still be there and will comes through the new stuff. If you're not willing to grind deep into the whole laminate and then rebuild with something like Knytex fabric and then use vinylester or epoxy resin you are probably wasting your time. Those fractures tell me that the area inside was never braced well enough to begin with. Have you taken care of that too? Lots of pounding up there!
 
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