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Old 03-08-2019, 06:50 PM
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Picked up this 23’ Steigercraft this past fall. It Spent some time fished commercially taking a beating. Had an IO at one point, had an outboard without a bracket at one point and we got it with an outboard bracket and a transom filed in poorly.

The boat is getting a transom rebuild, all new deck, new electronics and a nice new Evinrude G2 250 HO
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:17 PM
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Nice, put up some pics. Transoms rot on those (Chesapeake model?). You can tell by the smell and dark colored goo leaking out of holes in the transom
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We need pics! Good luck with the project.
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I've only been a reader before and never a poster so its giving me the "must have at least 10 posts" treatment
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Can't wait, since I bought my 23 Miami I love looking at PH boats and seeing what people have done with them. Good luck with your project.
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Not messing around with this Ficht

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Removed the snow and brought it inside to thaw. Filled in transom needed to come out ASAP. Hit it with a sawzall and put it came.







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Awesome! I’ve got a 2005 Chesapeake; I’ll be watching.
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Way to go, great boat, hull looks just like mine!!
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:03 PM
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Default Ready to fill in the transom

Ready to fill in the transom now. Notched 1.5” out of one of the two 3/4” ply sheets in the transom so the joints are overlapping. Also did some grinding and reinforcement layers of glass over the IO hole. Will finish everything on the transom off with Gel coat.

We thought the transom wouldn’t have had wood in it since the stringers and deck are wood free. We got 3/4 coosa for the replacement section of the transom before we realized it was just marine ply. No turning back now though we’ll use the coosa. We’ll use it to fix some spots on the gunnels too so the sheet won’t go to waste.






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I've heard several people who bought new Steigers say that there's no wood in construction and I believe the dealers are kind of pushing that belief. I met Al at the AC boat show when I bought mine and he was very honest about the marine plywood transom. Why wouldn't he be? He stands by his construction with a lifetime hull warrantee and I will fix things that are far out of warrantee. I wasn't aware of wood in the PH roof and covering boards until I installed some of my own equipment but I'm fine with that because I've learned the hard way that you have to occasionally re seal fixtures. Living in a place where water freezes frequently it doesn't matter what the construction material is if it gets in it will cause damage, foam is not impervious to water intrusion. You are diving right in and the work looks great!! Your going to love that boat when you finished.
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