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Jabe and his '53 DR 03 Feb 2019 16:16 #93197

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Jabe and his '53 DR 03 Feb 2019 02:39 #93183

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well i cercainly hope i didn't jump the gun on tweeking........wont know till its on the water.......it may only want too run in circles..........around every one else of coarse.........:tongue:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 03 Feb 2019 00:55 #93182

It doesnt surprise me the stern got tweaked. I got it without the braces on and moved it thirty miles. When Jabe had the undergroundfeatherrailroad transport it across the border it had travelled many more a mile. All and all, it has been unbraced for at least 4 years. The PO I got it from was an aircraft mechanic and fabricated the new T-braces after removing the transom wood. I'm glad it alligned after your tweaking, Jabez.
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no worries marc, this one is the same as the last........all the help is greatly welcomed.....i am still learning, with a bit of confidence thats all.........hope it helps others.......:biggrin:
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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 22:53 #93179

Sorry Neil not much help on this one, but Watching and learning as you go. :cookie:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 20:26 #93175

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the "T" cleats came in the same basket of parts, never bin fitted.......they are certainly overkill compared too the originals........this can be a good thing........i may have too add a couple new rivets....
thanks for the heads up on the corner brackets.........will do........makes sence.......thank-you

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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 19:51 #93174

It is best to have the corner brackets in place before you drill the holes for the transom brackets.

Where did you get the T shape?
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thanks guys........sorry Ray to late.....cut and fitted........i did spend a couple hrs this morn checking and measuring.....ran my straight edge under each side of the keel........straight as straight.........both sides..........the transom was warped horizontal and vertical........i made a mock transom to realign and straighten it out......they did fall closer..........the new "T" cleats are .020" thicker than the originals..........now with everything fitted all the original stringer rivet holes all line up.........

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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 16:59 #93171

I would not cut anything at this point until I had eliminated every possible other route.
I can't tell anything from the photo, the end is in a shadow, you can use a feeler gage to see what you have or a light behind the straight edge just to see where there is any gap.
Are the original T sections that attached the braces to the transom missing?
Are there any other structural components removed?

Have you tried to assemble the transom wood and the corner braces and then see how the transom braces fit?

It can be a puzzle sometimes to get everything to line back up after it has been apart, especally if the boat has been apart for some time and has been moved, tied down, proped up, and everything else that can happen in handling and transit.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 15:13 #93168

Could it be that a PO removed the braces and cobbled something to hang a newer motor and the forces exerted by this set up deformed the transom?
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