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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

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Mcdo2137
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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

Postby Mcdo2137 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:50 pm

Hi everyone, I recently purchased this 20' cuddy for a bargain (or so I thought) only to figure out the transom was wet and rotted! I purchased the boat from a friend who had purchased boat and trailer no motor. He only wanted the trailer. I left the boat with him to swap trailers and 6 months later I was ready to repower it with a BF225 outboard. Picked it up and he had left the drain plug in all that time.....

So now I am going to rebuild the transom, closing the cutout for the outboard and build a 24 inch bracket on the back for the BF 225 Honda.
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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

Postby Mcdo2137 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:55 pm

Here are a few pictures of the progress of the project. I now have all the wood out and most of the grinding done.
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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

Postby Mcdo2137 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:40 pm

Here are a few more progress pictures. Almost all cleaned up. About ready to start going back together. I found a bracket on Ebay so I won't be glassing one up.
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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

Postby pennyan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:36 am

Hello, You look like you are doing a great job.
I recently had the transom replaced on my 2550 CC 1987 and the transom layout and stringers look the same as yours. After i repowered with twin 225 optimax's, I noticed that the transom was flexing. The fiberglass cap over the top shell to the bottom around the top of the transom cracked after hitting a couple of big waves.
The guy that replaced the transom did it from the outside of the boat. Kind of like this post. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-bo ... grade.html

I was planning on adding some knee braces to the inside at the motor location and the stringers.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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1988 2000 Cuddy repower and transom bracket

Postby Mcdo2137 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:37 pm

Progress has been slow but I am moving along a little more now. I have the transom glassed in, outside of the transom is completed minus fairing and paint. This project is way more involved than I would have imagined lol. I am 8 gallons of epoxy into the transom rebuild . So far on the inside of the transom I only have 2 layers of Tabbing and 2 layers of 1800 biax layed up. I imagine I will need another 4-5 gallons of epoxy to finish the job.
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