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Transon #14435273 07/31/22 10:48 AM
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I want to buy a old fiberglass boat to set up for crappie , how can you test the transon to see if is sound . 1984 Skeeter , 140 Johnrude


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Re: Transon [Re: Bandit 200 XP] #14435295 07/31/22 11:33 AM
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Some say stand on the cavitation plate and jump up & down. Personally, I’d be tempted to punch someone in the face if they ever did that to my boat.

You can also tap on the transom with something solid (not sharp) and listen for a hollow sound.

Cracks, funky looking rigging, brown streaks coming from any holes are also signs of issues. I’d go ahead and just assume a boat that old probably has some rot in it.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Some say stand on the cavitation plate and jump up & down. Personally, I’d be tempted to punch someone in the face if they ever did that to my boat.

You can also tap on the transom with something solid (not sharp) and listen for a hollow sound.

Cracks, funky looking rigging, brown streaks coming from any holes are also signs of issues. I’d go ahead and just assume a boat that old probably has some rot in it.




^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ I use a large screwdriver handle to tap on it, solid sound is good, hollow not so good.


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YouTube the make and model. You'll discover if many owners had problems with that type of boat. I bought a 2004 Lund two years ago. If I had done my research, I would have discovered that Lunds made during that time period have almost a 100% failure rate on transoms because of how they were designed and engineered. So this winter, I get to teach myself on how to replace a rotted transom.


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Re: Transon [Re: Bandit 200 XP] #14436063 08/01/22 08:44 AM
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Sounds good , i will try the screwdriver method . Thanks


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