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#11356686 - 01/19/16 04:49 PM WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS?
texastom Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
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Loc: Richland Chambers
LOOKING TO BUY A USED BOAT. I SEE ALOT OF EARLY 90'S TO EARLY 2000 FOR SALE. BUT DON'T WANT ANYTHING WITH A WOOD TRANSOM. WHEN DID BASSCAT,RANGER,SKEETER,TRITON,LEGEND AND OTHER TOP MAKERS STOP USING WOOD IN THEIR TRANSOM?

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#11356725 - 01/19/16 05:11 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
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They all varied. I think ranger was an earlier one who switched to composites. Champion was about 1999-2000 and I believe basscat soon after that.

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#11356735 - 01/19/16 05:13 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
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I believe Skeeter was around 1998.

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#11356792 - 01/19/16 05:44 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
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On Skeeters they first used a "c" moniker to indicate a composite transoms. So for example in 1998 you may see a zx 185 and a zx185C. The c was composite the other was not.

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#11356793 - 01/19/16 05:44 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
BMCD Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/02
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Im guessing some of the lower models still use wood.


Edited by BMCD (01/19/16 05:44 PM)

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#11356851 - 01/19/16 06:11 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Ranger started composite transoms around 1989, so any 1990 or newer Ranger should be good! Still need to check all the used boat transoms though. Even the composite transoms have failed!

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#11357085 - 01/19/16 07:41 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
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Paul Allison developed the 1st in the mid 80's. Ranger, Skeeter and other cutting-edge bass boat manufacturers followed years later. I could be mistaken, but I think my '94 Skeeter ZX202c was one of the first all composite and aluminum hulls sold commercially, other than Allisons.

The history of Allison and the many innovations of theirs we all use on our boats today is astounding!
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#11357275 - 01/19/16 08:41 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
361V Online   content
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In 1988 Ranger went to pulltruded fiberglass in their transoms and stringers. The rest(wood) was history. I had my pristine 1992 Ranger 361v wiped out on the freeway a couple years ago. Slid down the highway off the trailer. Ripped the outboard off. The boat didn't have a stress crack on it. Minor fiberglass repairs. Trailer was totaled and had to replace trim/tilt, scag...on motor and that boat still fishes with a friend I gifted it to. Absolute tanks!


Edited by 361V (01/19/16 08:43 PM)
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#11360687 - 01/21/16 11:01 AM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: texastom]
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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Loc: Pilot Point, TX
My '98 Champion has a fiberglass transom. No wood.

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#11360962 - 01/21/16 12:40 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: propman]
Classic Fiberglass Online   content
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Originally Posted By: propman
My '98 Champion has a fiberglass transom. No wood.


Are you sure? I have replaced a ton of transoms in 98 Champions
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#11361336 - 01/21/16 03:05 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: Classic Fiberglass]
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My 1997 ZX 185c was an all composite hull.
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#11361347 - 01/21/16 03:08 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: Chris B]
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
My 1997 ZX 185c was an all composite hull.


Minus the Bondo! bolt
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#11361605 - 01/21/16 04:59 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: buda13]
Chris B Online   content
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Bondo is a composite. Not my fault they left all those stumps in Ray Bob.
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#11362291 - 01/21/16 11:06 PM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: Classic Fiberglass]
DKennimer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Classic Fiberglass
Originally Posted By: propman
My '98 Champion has a fiberglass transom. No wood.


Are you sure? I have replaced a ton of transoms in 98 Champions


My '01 Champ has a baltec (sp?) transom. Champion went to composite when they moved to TN. Late 2002-2003.

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#11362323 - 01/22/16 12:12 AM Re: WOOD TRANSOMS: WHEN WHERE THEY PHASED OUT OF FIBER GLASS BASS BOATS? [Re: Classic Fiberglass]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Classic Fiberglass
Originally Posted By: propman
My '98 Champion has a fiberglass transom. No wood.


Are you sure? I have replaced a ton of transoms in 98 Champions


My buddy replaced his 1999, it was wood

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