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 Post subject: Older Lowe splash well
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 12:29 

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Just curious if anyone has ever pulled a motor off a boat for a transom repair and left the steering/linkages connected while on a engine hoist? I have never removed one before and just wondering if it's even possible? The motor is an 88 special evinrude. My other question is how hard is it to disconnect everything from the motor? Can I do it without screwing everything up? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Older Lowe splash well
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2017, 12:33 

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I did had no choice the steering I din't have enough room to slide it out so I pulled the motor then pulled the cable out. My motor is still hanging from the trusses in my garage. Its at the same height so putting it back on the cmc trim will be easy.

I'm doing a transom rebuild now its a little work but in the long run I will know its done the right way and the boat will last another 20 plus years. Just a few weekend and you will have a new boat too, you have a form to help if you have questions. its worth the effort good luck.


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 Post subject: Older Lowe splash well
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 11:25 

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So I pulled the transom out as it was completely rotten and am now trying to bend the aluminum cap back in to place. Does anyone know of a good method to do so with minimum cracking? Apply heat maybe? I am taking it to the welder tomorrow night so I if it does crack it's not the end of the world. Thanks


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 Post subject: Older Lowe splash well
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 11:33 
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Location: Central FLORIDA - The Sunshine State -
heat (anneal) the area to be worked to 700* f. (aluminum melts at 1200*)
once the temper is reached, clamp a 2x4 to the transom as a straight
brace and gently pound over with whatever mallet you have on hand.
if you don't have a mallet - use a 6" piece of 2x4 lumber and a regular hammer.
if you use a regular steel hammer on that aluminum, it will dent and look terrible.
if you don't anneal the metal first, it will surely crack - in several places.
have you made the new transom panel yet ??
if so, do all your heating prior to installing the wood panel.

for a tutorial - google up "annealing aluminum" before you start.


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 Post subject: Older Lowe splash well
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 11:39 

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Thank you Johnny! That's what I was looking for. Yes, I have built the transom board and it's ready to be installed. I'll post more pics soon.


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