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Old 01-31-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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I think that I've decided to replace the transom in my '81 Grady White Bimini 220 rather than "temporarily fix" it with Git-Rot. I am getting an estimate for the work next week. The boat has an 8' beam and the single 200hp motor will have to be removed and reinstalled as part of the job. I was wondering what others have paid for a new transom.

I want to thank Glen E. and Kern O. for their generous advice and expertise. Glen, also thank you for directing me to the Clarion radios. I think that I will be very happy with the CMD4 that I picked up on EBAY (under $100).

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For my Scarab Sport w/ 8' beam the initial estimate was $4K, by the time it was done it was $6K.

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I had the transom replaced on the same age and size Grady about 8 years ago for under 2 K. I would figure 4 K now. Proceedure is to remove engine and any other bolts. Cut the old transom out about 2" inside of the outer edge on sides and bottom, and along the top. The old wood was like toothpicks. Put in hexcell material, 1 1/2" thick, and relaminated with resin and glass.Built the new glass on the transom a bit thicker than the old, resplayed Gel coat, and then replaced the engine etc. Could not tell that it had been done.
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in NY/NJ $5k-$6k
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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Dlevitt, we are in Harve deGrace Md, we would get 3800.00 to replace it with Coosa. And 3500.00 for wood core.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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David,
I am in the middle of redoing a transom on a 22' Chris, if you want to stop by the shop and see what needs to be done, give me a call or an email, I will be happy to discuss doing yours. It is a pretty labor intensive project. May be a little easier on your boat if the transom has no rocker as the Chris Craft dory does..
contact me , Rich 973-820-6309 mailto:hookdup@comcast.net


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I would have just given you a ballpark figure of $5K.

Because you are in Aberdeen, NJ, I would highly recommend Raybo Marine.
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I am in the same boat, no pun intended. My 1994 Grady White 192 Tournament has a failing transom and we need to repair/replace it. Where in Florida would anyone recommend we take it. Ed
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Mine cost $600 DIY with seacast pourable composite, no more rot.
Using nidacore would cut the material cost to under $400.
Not difficult to do at all.
Add $120 for engine hoist and $100 for elec chainsaw.
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I am in the same boat, no pun intended. My 1994 Grady White 192 Tournament has a failing transom and we need to repair/replace it. Where in Florida would anyone recommend we take it. Ed
Were are you in FL? Theres a lot of good shops around. If you are on the west coast, I would recommend "Boathaus" in Sarasota.
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http://www.greatgrady.com/forum/view...hp?f=3&t=15710

here's a good link to GW transom repair
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I got a quote to repair the transom on a '95 Hydra Sport 2150 Walk-Around this spring. $1,600 - $1,800.
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Mine cost $600 DIY with seacast pourable composite, no more rot.
Using nidacore would cut the material cost to under $400.
Not difficult to do at all.
Add $120 for engine hoist and $100 for elec chainsaw.
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I think that I've decided to replace the transom in my '81 Grady White Bimini 220 rather than "temporarily fix" it with Git-Rot. I am getting an estimate for the work next week. The boat has an 8' beam and the single 200hp motor will have to be removed and reinstalled as part of the job. I was wondering what others have paid for a new transom.

I want to thank Glen E. and Kern O. for their generous advice and expertise. Glen, also thank you for directing me to the Clarion radios. I think that I will be very happy with the CMD4 that I picked up on EBAY (under $100).

David
your looking at 6-7k, best guy in our area is jo-el down at morgan marina / pedersons / up the creek.
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This was an old thread. In fact, I sold that boat 2 years ago. I did end up using the git-rot product with very good results.

I think that I posted a thread on it a long time ago. Basically, I drilled 1/4 inch holes along the bottom of the transom. I then fitted them wit clear tubing bought from home depot. I had them "fitted" to a shop vac so that I could pull out any moisture in the wood.

Once dry ( I did this probably every day for a couple of weeks), I got an 18" drill bit and drilled down from the top of the transom about every 2 inches or so. I then filled the holes with git rot. I continued the process until the epoxy had fully soaked into the wood and then filled the holes. I finished the repair with marine tex.
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How far apart did you drill the 1/4 inch holes along the bottom?

I have a1983 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer where I have replaced everything and the boat is beautiful but water seeps in near the drive shaft. The boot is good and I know it has water in the transom...although the transom is strong. Water poured out of the holes when I replaced the transducer. It is in the water full-time and stops leaking after it is back in the water for a few weeks...unless I use it....then a little stream of water comes in.
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For you guys that have GW boats that need the transoms repaired/replaced. The a-hole that did my transom said he does more GW transom replacements than all of the other brand of boats combined. He had 3 GW's in his shop when I dropped off my Scarab Sport. The high quality and high cost of GW boats makes me wonder why they have so many transom issues?

The guy that did my transom did a fantastic job, it was the $4000 to $6000 increase that he hit me with when I went to pick up the boat. He had me by the short hairs because I just wanted my boat back. He also said it would take just 2 weeks but ended up I never put the boat in the water all season even though I paid for a dock because he had the boat for months.

Of all of the stuff I have read on transom replacements is it's better to remove the interior skin to remove and replace the wood -vs- removing the outside of the transom.
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This thread is 5 years old...OP has either had it fixed, or his GW has either been dry-docked or sunk by now.

GWs are notorious for poor transom construction, a very common and expensive repair, yet they remain the darlings in certain regions...on Cape Cod, GWs and BWs dominate , as do Fiat/Chrysler Jeeps, another product with a long history of poor reliability, but in strong demand and popular due to "image".

Personally, I would avoid all 3 of them.
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