joshuab wrote:Carl, I also drilled both motor bracket holes through the transom tonight after quadruple checking that the outboard was positioned precisely where it should be......I damn near cried,......those holes really, really hurt.
This would be a good place to discuss this. I am wondering what would be the best practice for drilling these holes trying to maximize longevity of the hole and transom. In other words, are people just drilling the holes and using sealant to keep water out, or are they going further and doing something to strengthen or seal the holes.One approach I heard was to drill the holes oversize, fill them with epoxy, and then re-drill them to actual size. I would assume this meant adding glass fibers or something similar to the epoxy used to fill the holes.
Question is: Is this really any stronger or better? Are there other alternatives?
Sorry to hijack your thread here Josh, but you might be interested in this as well and it seemed a good place to ask.
We can move this another thread if you want.