79 Robalo Transom Repair
I just ordered a new engine to repower a classic 79 Robalo 20. The dealer has had a quote from a glass guy to replace the transom at $2900. Is that a legitimate price?
I am not convinced that the transom has to be replaced completely. There is some compression and spider cracking around the engine bolts, but it still sounds solid when you pound on it. There is no cracking in the corners to indicate excessive flex.
I really like the dealer and want to trust him. When I dropped the boat of (180 miles away at the coast), he said it looked like it could use some freshening up, and he would get a quote. There was no mention of cost at that time, except I told him that he could proceed without calling if it was < $1000.
The engine is in and ready to go. I love the boat, and want to keep it. I have given him $1000 deposit. Any advice or input on how to proceed would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance