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  • Transom

    I purchased a 76 23' Mako last yr. The guys that owned it were kinda old and kept it inshore. We kingfish in some horrible weather sometimes, and have to travel close to 45 miles offshore to catch a good bottom fish or two. The boat has held up really well. But I noticed small chips at the corners of the of the transom where it turns up out of the spill well. Over the last dozen trips it has gotten alot worse. Probably about 10 inches of the jell coat have cracked and chipped out. We have checked the transom for softening and movement. But even with me putting most of my weight on the foot of the motor no movement is noticed. But obviously there is some movement. I wonder if I could go on the inside of the transom and beef it up with a stainless piece of angle. And then repair the cosmetics. Any Idea's ??????

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    That might be the start of transom flex(failure) It would be good to get a profesional opinion, maybe get a moisture test done. I also put my 2 cents worth on your other post in project section. dave.
    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.