Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

Loose Rivets 11 Mar 2021 00:13 #110330

My Clipper has interior reinforcement , full width along the transom for the motor clamps .
56/7 Vagabond 1, 57Clipper

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: VinTin, MercuryMarc

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 17:45 #110320

was there any structure at top inside edge of transom ,or just outside wood and thin aluminum ?
how thick is it where motor clamps?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 16:06 #110318

Picture of the inside.

Can't talk now at work....

Click the link below for information on vintage Mercury restorations

Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 15:17 #110316

I would go back with the original width and edge glue it with marine epoxy, and beef up the inside.
What exactly did it have inside originally?
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Locomotion.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 14:56 #110314

  • RickG
  • RickG's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Helmsman/Woman
  • Helmsman/Woman
  • Posts: 2416
  • Thank you received: 988
Well... the exterior boards do add some stiffness but, with a single motor, they don't look quite right on a metal boat. I'm wondering if it'd be possible to go with a more typically shaped outside board and reinforce the inside somehow.

Merky's approach looks nice.
"Kiss my ass, I bought a boat; I'm going out to sea." - Lyle Lovett

'54 Vagabond - '55 Mark 55
Etched Panels & Plates
Speedometers

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by RickG.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 14:36 #110313

I like the way that Feather Craft extended the outside motor mount board to the bottom of the transom. That adds a lot of stiffness to that area.

I often double up the thickness of the internal motor mount boards to add additional stiffness. This is how I configured the Rocket "just in case
I wanted to run our J-55 looper on it."



Merky
1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Merky Johnrude.

Loose Rivets 10 Mar 2021 14:11 #110312

I bought 2 pieces of 1x6x8' mahogany for the transom. One piece for the inner and one piece for the outside.

It appears that the original pieces were never edge glued. I will be putting the same amount of pieces back like the original. My thoughts are to edge glue and biscuit only the boards that the motor will be mounting to. Thoughts? Also adding in a coat of 4200 3m behind the boards that will be used for the motor only.

I am thinking that the outer boards will be just for looks.
Do we think it's necessary to add in an inner piece under the splash well ( not original) just thinking one large motor not two smaller ones spread out.

Thanks for any feedback.

PS. Coosa board is not UV protected and requires fiberglass and a top coat to make it exterior worthy.



Click the link below for information on vintage Mercury restorations

Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: VinTin

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by MercuryMarc.

Loose Rivets 08 Mar 2021 01:17 #110248

No problem man any time I can help you out just give me a shout by the way the polishing looks great man
Charlie
The following user(s) said Thank You: MercuryMarc

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Loose Rivets 08 Mar 2021 00:47 #110245

That was funny... We all know Charlie is the true Master at this.

But this is the first mechanical part water ready. All together and ready to go back on the boat.
Thanks again bub.





Click the link below for information on vintage Mercury restorations

Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Loose Rivets 07 Mar 2021 19:06 #110233

The student has become the master great work I guess I will have to up my game lol
Charlie
The following user(s) said Thank You: MercuryMarc

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.143 seconds

Forum Statistics

  • Total Users:2356
  • Latest Member:Ranger3rob
  • Total Posts:100k
  • Total Topics:7343
  • Total Sections:9
  • Total Categories:24
  • Today Open:0
  • Yesterday Open:0
  • Today Answer:3
  • Yesterday Answer:5

Top Posters

Top Posters Posts
jabe 5833
VinTin 5260
Locomotion 4994
sgower 4784
Eagle127 4734
Boatboy 4163
BigBadJon 3918
unclbuz 3160
Carol 2988
DrChip 2764

Contact

How to get ahold of Us

www.feathercraft.net Command Central
52457 Robins Drive
New Baltimore, Michigan 48047

Support

Events

Event Coordinator
info@feathercraft.net

 

Log in

Register



property of:

Feather Craft Technologies - Copyright © 2016 www.feathercraft.net