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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:24 am
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Hi Boshk yep thats how they operate. It will catch up to them eventually. Only so many boat owners now days. I have 6 friends who will never use them so they have done it to them selves

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:34 am
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Happy new year guys!! Hope it’s a good year for everyone and I finally get my project finished. Have started working on it again. In continuation from my last posts I decided against putting on the 65hp Suzuki 2 cylinder and sourced a 3-cylinder Dt65 with Trim and Tilt, it’s a much new auto lube motor. Problem 1… I built the new transom for the short shaft DT65 and the new one is a long shaft. I considered building the transom from scratch again but decided on lengthening it instead. Short shaft 40cm / long shaft 50cm so I had to go up by 10cm to accommodate the new motor. I first measured and cut out 3 pieces to the size I was going to lengthen the transom by. I laminated them again using 2-part epoxy to form a solid piece. I drilled 10mm holes 7 in the new extension piece and 7 into the transom. I then created 7 22cm “nails” out of steel round bar. I hammered in the “nails” into the pilot holes I created and its real strong. Now I just need reglass the new extension and mount this transom finally and I can start with the tubes for the drainage holes and other finishes. Will post more pics soon.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:39 am
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The laminated extension block

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:41 am
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You can cleary see the lamination of the 3 pieces of marine ply. The pilot holes for the "nails" were drilled with a 10mm wood drill. I first used a 3mm, 6mm then up to the 10mm

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These are the pilot holes in the transom also done with a 3mm, 6mm then 10mm wood drill bit. To ensure alignment with the extender block I first drilled the extender block then put the block on the transom and but a marker through to ensure holes were 100% aligned

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:48 am
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These are the home made “nails” made from 10mm round steal bar. Each of the middle “nails” is 22cm and the two on the ends, left and right are 18cm as the splash well plugs were in the way to go longer.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:50 am
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The tips of the home made "nails" were done on the grindstone. You can see here how the support will work before hitting them in.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 08:57 am
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Before hitting in the “Nails” and securing the two transom pieces together I put a layer of fiber glass paste in-between and filled the transom pilot holes with resin to ensure a tight moisture seal as well as to reinforce a little. Once aligned I hit the outer two “Nails” in first then the middle. The pilot holes were lined up nicely and I got a very nice join. I used a very big hammer to hit the “nails” in alternating between them to ensure and even bond.I used a 8mm punch to hit the "nails" in a little further then leaving them flush. The little space will be filled with resin

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 09:00 am
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This is the semi final product. Nice strong long shaft length transom. I must now cover in glass again and fit it into the boat once and for all. Will post pics of the finished transom with new glass covering as well as how I attach into the boat to ensure a good bond with the back board.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 8th, 2020 09:06 am
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This is the model of the new 65hp Suzuki I will be fitting (not actual picture). Has auto T&T and auto lube and seams in fair condition. I hope it runs as well as the other 65hp 2 cylinder as I haven’t tried starting it yet. Will do so once transom can hold it.

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