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February 10, 2019, 07:54:33 PM
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Re: Perch's 222 rebuild
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2019, 07:54:33 PM »
Did you get a sheet of melamine to clamp across the back of the boat? If you want to build up a notched transom to a full transom it is better to build up the skin  not only on the notch but also the inside of the transom. It is easier to build against a flat piece of melamine to build it up and tie it into the inside instead of building up the outside after the fact. Looking at the transom skin I think it's toast and should be cut out.  The easiest is to leave a 2" lip around where you cut out and then you attach the melamine  to the 2" lip and get it flat to the back of the hull. You'll be happier with the outcome.
After you get 3 layers of staggered cloth on the inside of the transom and a pipe in the bottom at the drain hole, you'll have a good foundation to glue the transom material in.
There are several rebuilds going on that did the exact thing you need to do. Hopefully they'll jump in and show you what they did - check Merkin's rebuild ( and Marcel's rebuild did exactly what I described (
You can also search for dirtwheelsFL and see how he does it.
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February 10, 2019, 08:01:22 PM
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Re: Perch's 222 rebuild
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2019, 08:01:22 PM »

I'm with Rick. Get some melamine and it will give you something on the outside to work against and will make a nice flat surface when you're done. Check out pages 4 and 5 of my build, I just did this a few months ago. Also, not sure what size bolts you plan on using. I went with a bunch of 1/4" ones and some of them twisted off when I tried to remove them. I used epoxy and it didn't want to let go!

February 10, 2019, 08:21:26 PM
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2019, 08:21:26 PM »
Thanks for the input on this guys, coincidentally I just stumbled across a YouTube video from Marcel on how he did it too. Now I have a real good idea on the process. Need to swing by Home Depot to get a sheet of melamine &  I have 1/2” bolts so I should be good. Going to spend all week thinking about ricks suggestion now. Arrrg.. decisions decisions...

If anyone’s reading this thread now or 10 years from now here’s the link to the video on glassing up the outer skin and fastening the melamine sheet.