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    Ok I have been searching and cant seem to find anything. I have raised my 20 foot Mako's transom to a full transom and I want to put a cap across the back of the boat similar to the picture I have attached. Has anyone done one or know of a thread explaining how it was done?

  • #2
    when i did one on an aquasport, I just made what I wanted out of plywood, then glassed it in from both sides, faired it out.

    I also put a false transom so Id have an access for rigging, seperators etc
    Marc Muzzy[br]S.W. Florida [br]Anna Maria Island[br]\'81 25 \'09 suzuki 250[br]

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    • #3
      how would I get the plywood to have a very slight bow or crown?

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      • #4
        Use a composite such as coosa board. Dont use plywood
        1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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        • #5
          1/2 inch coosa would be alot easier to get the bend that you're looking for. Get the curve you want on your transom then epoxy the coosa in place then wrap with glass. I would use a 1/4" round router bit to round the edges to get a tight wrap with your glass. I did mine this way and came out very strong. Except I used plywood with a flat transom but the concept is the same.
          1977 mako 23

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          • #6
            I had an aluminum frame made up and in-closed with Starboard. Has been solid for 4 years and no issues
            [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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            • #7
              I have some 5/8 divinycell I could use, but if I decide to put a hatch or two in there isn't it advised to not screw into the foam? Thanks guys

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              • #8
                I enclosed my transom and used marine grade 3/4 plywood with 4 layers or resin/glass on top of the wood 3 gears ago. Then my dumba** decided to cut huge speaker holes in last summer, now I have signs of wood swelling. So I'll be tearing it back apart this spring and replacing all the wood with Coosa board. There's also Gatorboard which is very similiar to Coosa board and less money. But no stocking distributors in my area. At least I poured the transom clean to the top with Arjay 6011, so the wood cap it more for looks, than structural. Good luck with your project.
                1978 Mako 21[br]Schneider [br]Butler, PA

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