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Old 08-24-2020, 05:27 PM
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I was patching some screw holes in the transom from moving transducer and had water dripping out and also noticed if i blow air into one hole it comes another. I ended up pulling out the drain plug housing and there is about 3/4 of transom then a small space (you can see a piece of wire i stuck in there) then about another 3/4 of transom. Are these 2 sheets of fiberglass ?, plywood? supposed to be bonded together ? It seems to holding water in that space, it was dry inside where the plug goes in but when i took the bottom screws out of the drain plug housing water started dripping out. Its a 2001 proline with a donzi hull (so i have been told).


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I think that is a problem
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Originally Posted by gmcc View Post
I think that is a problem
I was thinking the same thing a while ago, but figured Id leave it to someone else to say first.
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Unfortunately, you have a rotten transom.
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Prolines have been wood-free since 1996 I believe.

Looks concerning but hard to tell whats going on but no wood so not rotten.

Any cracking visible on transom?
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Prolines have been wood-free since 1996 I believe.

Looks concerning but hard to tell whats going on but no wood so not rotten.

Any cracking visible on transom?
nothing visible as far as cracking anywhere on the transom
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i guess i need to find someone that works on that kind of repairs and see what they recommend, if its wood free i shouldn't be rotted

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That was wood that turned to soil or it was foam that is now mush.
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Is is mushy or just wet? Looks soiled, but hard to tell if that is from the material degenerating or if it just has algae or mold on it.
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That era boat was frequently wood free except wood in the transom. Wood is cheaper than Coosa. I would not be surprised if your Proline was wood free except in the transom. Contenders, for example, used to be wood free except in the transom. Now they have balsa wood core like Yellowfins, but that is another topic.
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Get it checked out but Im almost certain there is no wood in that boat including transom.


Im on my third proline (a 97, 04 and now an 06). No wood in any of those transoms.

Any cracking visible on the inside of the transom?
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What model boat is it? What engine(s)?

did you just buy or have you had a while?

Im no expert but it is hard to tell whats going on with the one picture, and to be honest I dont ever recall taking the drain plug out of a boat like that to inspect.

Can get it checked out but if no visible signs of failure at all and if transom sounds solid Im not sure Id worry about it (easy for me to say I know!).
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i was also under the impression they were foam
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Blowing high pressure air into a screw hole can be a very bad idea and could potentially delaminate a relatively large area quickly.
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Originally Posted by demj1308 View Post
i guess i need to find someone that works on that kind of repairs and see what they recommend, if its wood free i shouldn't be rotted
Foam rots as easily or more easily than wood.
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Originally Posted by gotboostedvr6 View Post
That was wood that turned to soil or it was foam that is now mush.
outside part is definitely solid fiberglass, inside im not sure its solid to touch but i can dig into with a screwdriver a little bit
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Originally Posted by frogbite View Post
Is is mushy or just wet? Looks soiled, but hard to tell if that is from the material degenerating or if it just has algae or mold on it.
Its not mushy outside is solid, inner part is solid to the touch but i dig a screwdriver tip (about jus the first 1/4") into it and. Really cant break off any part of it with the screwdriver.
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Originally Posted by frogbite View Post
Is is mushy or just wet? Looks soiled, but hard to tell if that is from the material degenerating or if it just has algae or mold on it.
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Get it checked out but Im almost certain there is no wood in that boat including transom.


Im on my third proline (a 97, 04 and now an 06). No wood in any of those transoms.

Any cracking visible on the inside of the transom?
Ill have to check when i get back to the boat in a few days
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Originally Posted by cdp View Post
What model boat is it? What engine(s)?

did you just buy or have you had a while?

Im no expert but it is hard to tell whats going on with the one picture, and to be honest I dont ever recall taking the drain plug out of a boat like that to inspect.

Can get it checked out but if no visible signs of failure at all and if transom sounds solid Im not sure Id worry about it (easy for me to say I know!).
its a 2001 pro-line 23 sport with a 225 optimax, i have had it for a few years

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