Flying saucer transom

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Flash
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Flying saucer transom

Post by Flash » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:24 pm

Good afternoon,

I searched for transom info and didn't find this. The Flying Saucer plan calls for carriage bolts through the transom and knee.
It also shows the transom being screwed to the building form. This gives me about 6 large holes in the transom. Does the transom get a layer of quarter inch plywood to cover the holes?

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Re: Flying saucer transom

Post by Ronb172 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:35 pm

That is what I did with my Squirt.
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Re: Flying saucer transom

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Those screws are temporary only. Once you get the chine, sheer, and planking on, the transom with be solidly attached to the rest of the hull.

You pull those screws before glassing. This is the same time that you will fill the holes that you countersunk to accept the bolt heads with thickened epoxy.
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Re: Flying saucer transom

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:50 pm

Here is a shot of mine that shows the bolt heads covered with epoxy, but the screws are still in. I just pulled the screws, filled the holes with thickened epoxy and glassed over the whole works.

I did not need another sheet of plywood for mine, but that is certainly an option depending on you desired design.
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Re: Flying saucer transom

Post by Ronb172 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:57 pm

If you plan on painting the transom then just fill the holes. I wanted to keep my transom natural. The holes I filled on the sides are pretty noticeable, but I can use paint trim to cover them.
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Re: Flying saucer transom

Post by Flash » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:21 pm

Thanks for the help and the pictures. I think I'm ready to put the transom on the form now. I have no idea how to spell these - the hull will be Maranti and the transom is Kuruling. I can't decide on white or natural so I guess I'll wait to see how they look after glassing.

Thanks again,
Flash
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