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February 13, 2018, 11:25:50 AM
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landandtimber

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Transom Core
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:25:50 AM »
Quick Question.....I went to start my glass work on my transom to raise it for a single to twin conversion and when I pulled the cap piece off of the transom I found wood. I thought 1997 had no wood in the transom or stringers (I know there is wood core in other places).

Thankfully the transom is in great shape but now I am concerned that the stringers may have wood in them too. I have a few soft spots in the floor that I didn't worry about when I bought the boat because I thought there was no wood below the floor that could be a structural issue.

Anybody know the history on the stringers for the 1997's?



February 13, 2018, 12:12:30 PM
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Re: Transom Core
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 12:12:30 PM »
Anybody know the history on the stringers for the 1997's?

Same as it ever was. No wood in the stringers. An Aqua hallmark.
That stated, we have noticed strips of ply in very early Aquas but never seen it in the newer models. Yours of course is a Genmar era and the catalogs clearly show a molded stringer system and tout it as no wood.



As for your transom well, who knows what went on say on a Friday when the composite material ran out and they needed to keep the production line going?  :shrug:

Shut down the line or sub ply until a new order of composite arrives. :ScrChin:

Good luck. :thumright:
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February 14, 2018, 06:27:43 PM
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landandtimber

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Re: Transom Core
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 06:27:43 PM »
Thanks, the transom does not worry me since I can see it and protect it. Glad to know I don't have bigger problems. Replacing the floor will be enough of a pain when I get to it. Gotta get the boat rigged then on to all the other stuff. Really appreciate the reply.

February 14, 2018, 11:56:05 PM
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Re: Transom Core
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:56:05 PM »
If the floor is only soft in a few spots there is some great information on this site using the injection method to make the floor sound again. Its a whole lot easier that tearing into a deck. Perhaps worth considering.
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February 15, 2018, 11:34:45 AM
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landandtimber

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Re: Transom Core
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 11:34:45 AM »
Thanks for the advice, Unfortunately the soft it is pretty widespread, in fact someone has already done some sort of attempt at injecting it.  I looked extensively at some of the injection stuff and I think I am beyond that. I am going to get her all rigged up for now and run her this summer then do the floor in the off season next year.

February 19, 2018, 02:16:16 PM
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Re: Transom Core
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »
I'm assuming you have a 225 or 245 Osprey.  1997 is a transition year for poured composite transoms (1998 aND up are usually composit). So odds are yours is wood (clearly is). The stringers are a molded foam filled grid with no wood. The decks on Osprey go away due to water intrusion thru mounting holes drilled into the deck. Over time screws loosen up and need to be rebede. Unfortunately most owners don't know any better.
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