RE: [omc-boats] New Experience

From: Tom Paquette <tpaquette@...>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 19:05:19 -0400

Welcome to the rotten plywood club Karl.


I have a 64 Evinrude.


I removed the motor and all the rigging running through or attached to the
seating section.


I then removed the entire rubrail.


Then I ran a bar clamp across the hull and attached it on both sides to the
metal rail that runs the inside of the hull.


I used a Sawsall type saw to carefully cut the seam between the seating
section and the hull all the way around. The blade gets hot so take your
time - a few days or you will melt the fiberglass. Where it attached to the
floor under the metal screwed down transition piece I just used a utility
knife to kinda cut the floor glass it was “epoxied” to.



Once it was cut the seating section lifted right out. The plywood under the
seating section(not the floor) center area lifted out with the section. It
is a filler between the floor and seat section


The transom was and plywood epoxied together. It came off with a
screwdrive and 3 inch putty knife. Obviously not too strong at that point.


The corner were tougher but I literally pulled them off with my hands once I
cut the glass tape in the corner seams.


The Transom sits directly on the floor.


The small bilge area is glassed to the floor so don’t try and remove it.


Hope this helps!



Charlotte, NC



  my beautiful old transom


  the seating section removed



 as it looks without the seating section. I hooked the steering cable back
together so I can remember how to put it back later



 the very strong plywood transom – NOT – I was shocked how rotten it really


  The empty hull awaiting foam and floor. Note the bar clamp I used to
keep dimensions.



From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On
Behalf Of Harris Family
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 4:43 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: [omc-boats] New Experience


To all:


I have been replacing the floor and foam on my 64 Johnson O/B runabout and
am getting ready to start working on the transom. Has anyone replaced a
transom on this boat and where/how should I start?


Also, what type of painting options do I have? Both deck and hull.



Aberdeen, WA

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