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Old 02-27-2019, 08:31 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mex
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Originally Posted by Island Marine Group View Post
When used on a new boat, the transom core has a mouse hole in the bottom so it's solid fiberglass in the garboard drain area. This creates a thinner area to mount as drilling through the core would expose it to water intrusion. Even a with a composite core, you wouldn't want water getting in there. You can see it on this coosa board transom getting installed.

Makes sense for builders to add this. In my situation it is a Mexican made panga and it seems to actually be thicker in the drain area. I need to figure out what I should do as launch day is coming up. My old panga had a plastic drain installed and I did not like having the rubber plug. I'm trying to have a solid plug that won't let water into the core.
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