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Old 06-10-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone had it done? Any ballpark on what it might cost? Its an old skeeter fish/ski that I got out of a barn that is in amazing shape except for the weak transom. I saw it sitting way back in a lady's barn and ask her if she would sell it and she gave it to me. Been in that barn for 16 years according to the last time it was registered and the number of dirt daubers on it. If you know of anyone around Tyler/Longview that does it I would appreciate a contact.

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Old 06-10-2019, 05:10 PM   #2
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I did one myself and it turned out pretty good. Cut the fiberglass cap off, dig out all the old wood, pour in the new transom. I think total cost was like $180.
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I did one myself and it turned out pretty good. Cut the fiberglass cap off, dig out all the old wood, pour in the new transom. I think total cost was like $180.


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Old 06-10-2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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I did one myself and it turned out pretty good. Cut the fiberglass cap off, dig out all the old wood, pour in the new transom. I think total cost was like $180.
After reading your post I did some research on it. I had no idea they made a pourable transom material. I can do it myself I think. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:53 PM   #5
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Yes it's not hard just time consuming. Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:25 PM   #6
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I had mine done a couple years ago and it was far from $180. it was labor intensive. I would estimate it was two weeks labor
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:30 PM   #7
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My buddy’s transom cost 3k to replace
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:53 PM   #8
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Check the engine well for dobbers nests, they blow an engine if sucked in the intake. I might would just pour a seacast transom if the boats not in excellent shape, its cheaper, heres a good post with info of a guy that did an old champion that way https://texasfishingforum.com/forums...ampion_transom
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:20 PM   #9
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The pour in is super solid and wont rot like wood. Its a heck of a lot of work but worth doing yourself since most places will charge a couple grand.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:26 PM   #10
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Has anyone had it done? Any ballpark on what it might cost? Its an old skeeter fish/ski that I got out of a barn that is in amazing shape except for the weak transom. I saw it sitting way back in a lady's barn and ask her if she would sell it and she gave it to me. Been in that barn for 16 years according to the last time it was registered and the number of dirt daubers on it. If you know of anyone around Tyler/Longview that does it I would appreciate a contact.



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Iím in Longview and have done many of them. I wonít do it for $180 though.


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Old 06-10-2019, 10:28 PM   #11
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Had mine done at McNeil Marine in Austin, Texas. Great guy and did excellent work. Replaced stringers, motor mounts, transom. Required pulling engine (inboard/outboard) and putting back in and realignment. It cost $3500 and came with a 10 year warranty. Brian McNeil is the owner and usually really busy.


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Old 06-10-2019, 10:30 PM   #12
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How much? Pour in or replace the wood? It sounds like the pour in is easier and better?
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:42 PM   #13
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Is the motor good? Before you spend $ on a hull you should be sure you know the total budget #. No such thing as a free lunch or a free boat.

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Old 06-10-2019, 10:43 PM   #14
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Is the motor good? Before you spend $ on a hull you should be sure you know the total budget #. No such thing as a free lunch or a free boat.

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Oh and we are gonna need some pics!

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:29 PM   #15
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How much? Pour in or replace the wood? It sounds like the pour in is easier and better?


The pour in is just a high density urethane foam. Same thing as the gap filler foam you buy at Lowes but a 15-20# density versus 1.9#. I use PET foam board and tie it in with carbon fiber and epoxy resin instead of fiberglass and polyester resin. You have to gusset the transom loads into the lower portion of the hull or youíll eventually have problems no matter what you do.

Hard to tell what all is busted out from your pic but just holding my thumb up and closing one eye Iíd say $1350 What size motor are you running and do you have a jack plate?


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Old 06-11-2019, 08:24 AM   #16
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The pour in is just a high density urethane foam. Same thing as the gap filler foam you buy at Lowes but a 15-20# density versus 1.9#. I use PET foam board and tie it in with carbon fiber and epoxy resin instead of fiberglass and polyester resin. You have to gusset the transom loads into the lower portion of the hull or youíll eventually have problems no matter what you do.

Hard to tell what all is busted out from your pic but just holding my thumb up and closing one eye Iíd say $1350 What size motor are you running and do you have a jack plate?


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I havenít posted any pictures. My boat is still in tact. No jack plate and a 115 hp outboard.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:14 AM   #17
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Is a bad transom a thing for Skeeters? Seems like I have heard of skeeters more than any other brand.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:24 PM   #18
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:58 PM   #19
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Skeeters made a lot of transoms that rot pretty bad back in the day. My boat was a 99 and it rotted. Not sure when they got rid of the wood.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #20
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It aint the wood, its the seam between the cap and the bottom hull. Cajuns were built the same way.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:12 PM   #21
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I did a pourable in my garage on my 97 nitro with a 200 Merc.

Borrowed a cherry picker, bought a kit to do it, and took me two solid days without wife or kid interruptions.

It was labor intensive and terrible but worth it at the time. $300 or so total in materials, tools, and what not... We fished out of it twice a week for a spring/summer. Sold the boat for twice what I bought it for.

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How is that done ?only videos Iíve found is cutting the inside or outside of the transom to replace the wood. Also how hard is it to re-fiberglass the repair


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Old 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #23
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How is that done ?only videos Iíve found is cutting the inside or outside of the transom to replace the wood. Also how hard is it to re-fiberglass the repair


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You cut the cap off with a cutting wheel. Save the piece you cut off and put it back on with a little fiberglass work when you get done repairing the transom. The hardest part of the job is digging out the rot.
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And that rigidity ties into the existing wood during expansion or does the rigidity by itself provide structural strength


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Old 06-12-2019, 04:59 PM   #25
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I'm going to finish doing what I need to do to get this boat out on the water and see how it actually performs before spending much money on it. Once I get it on the water and it does ok I'll tear into the transom and do it myself.

Surprisingly everything on the boat still works as it should. I hooked a battery and water hose to the motor and it fired right up and seems to run great. Might be a different story on the water though.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #26
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Ill come watch!!!! Just say when lol
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:55 PM   #27
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I did a pour-in fix 10 years ago on a 16 ft bass boat and it worked great. I sold the boat about 2 years later, so I'm not sure how well it lasted beyond that.

If you want it to last I'd go with 175gr7.62's deal.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:39 AM   #28
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The pour in is just a high density urethane foam. Same thing as the gap filler foam you buy at Lowes but a 15-20# density versus 1.9#. I use PET foam board and tie it in with carbon fiber and epoxy resin instead of fiberglass and polyester resin. You have to gusset the transom loads into the lower portion of the hull or you’ll eventually have problems no matter what you do.

Hard to tell what all is busted out from your pic but just holding my thumb up and closing one eye I’d say $1350 What size motor are you running and do you have a jack plate?


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The pour stuff I've seen sets up hard, I know the composite transoms they build today is a foam substance called coosa board, some replace wood transoms with coosa.

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