Outboard Transoms - Let's Talk

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Angelo
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Re: Outboard Transoms - Let's Talk

Post by Angelo » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:15 pm

My answer to this was why cut a frame an infill the majority in the motor well when you could make an lvl out of solid ply? I added a peice of 1/2" ply and ended up with a 2" wide lvl.

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Andy Garrett
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Re: Outboard Transoms - Let's Talk

Post by Andy Garrett » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:26 am

As a follow up response, since my last was made before I launched:

My transom is minimum thickness (1.5" thick at the frames and motor-well).
No additional knees or gusseting at corners.
The only 'beefing-up' done to the hull is 'T' members on each batten and dual 'T' members on the keel. My motor-well is tied to these.

I use a transom saver to haul.

I wouldn't hesitate to hang twice as much weight from my transom. In fact, I just mounted an angled dive ladder there too to climb up.
Let ya' know how that goes.

It's just really well designed.
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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