Transom bracing?

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Texas Prowler
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Transom bracing?

Post by Texas Prowler » 30 Jul 2016, 15:32

Hey guys since I've converted my short shaft transom to long. I've questioned the need to replace or add extra bracing. I'm really wondering if the center hull brace needs to be bigger/ more tall to support more of the transom. I could have a shop fab one that's better suited for the job. I'll be using a 73 Johnson 50hp if that helps. Its one heavy beast that's only picked up by an engine hoist. Any suggestions/ advice are appreciated. Thanks!
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I've added aluminum square tube thus far not finish bolting it yet tho...

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Transom bracing?

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 30 Jul 2016, 18:50

You could use 2 pieces of aluminum angle bolted to the original knee brace.
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Texas Prowler
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Re: Transom bracing?

Post by Texas Prowler » 30 Jul 2016, 21:25

Sounds like a good idea. And simple as well

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JMichael
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Transom bracing?

Post by JMichael » 31 Jul 2016, 10:40

Does it have gussets in the corners? I couldn't seen any in the pics.

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Re: Transom bracing?

Post by Texas Prowler » 31 Jul 2016, 11:06

Unfortunately it didn't come with any from the factory. Image
There's wood along the gunwales front to back.

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Transom bracing?

Post by JMichael » 01 Aug 2016, 10:28

Adding some gussets would be my next step to strengthen the transom if it were mine.

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Re: Transom bracing?

Post by Texas Prowler » 01 Aug 2016, 12:09

Sounds good to me. I guess I'll have to see about having a shop fab some up.

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