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Hello guys,
I would like some help/recommendations on aluminum boat welders.
Currently the boat is in Westminster Ca.
It has been hard finding a welder that is able to redo my whole transom for my 17 ft bayrunner.
The transom has a many holes from the previous owner installing who know what.
The plywood is rotted and was eaten by termites so that would have to be replaced too. Also the inner side of the transoms seems to be chipping away might be the paint.
Looking forward to your feedback.
Thank you.
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Check out CL for a fab guy in the boat parts section. He will have a picture a of aluminum pilothouse for a skipjack as one of his examples.
Other than that, get yourself a cutoff tool, 3" 4" 6" and cut the skin off the transom. Do it as clean as you can, cut as close to the edge as you can. Take that piece to a cnc cutting shop and have them cut out a fresh piece. If you can have them cut out some coosa bluewater, that would eliminate any future termites. Get it mocked up, then contact a welder, you'll save a bit of coin if you can do part of the work yourself.
 
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watersdeep

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    Call Tradewinds, he has a guy in costa mesa that welds Bayrunners for them.
     
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    karlow

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    That looks like a problem. Think about it, how do you install the wood after welding the transom? You can't replace the wood and then weld it. It looks like they weld the outside hull, install the wood and then the rest of the sheet metal. Its a lot more work than it appears to be. Good luck
     
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    stank

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    If you want cheap and easy just bolt 3/4" marine plywood on the stern with carriage bolts and glass or paint over it.

    If you want it nice, you're likely (as others have mentioned) looking at a pretty good bit of work...
     
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    RodRage

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    Ken in Cypress 714-423-4273
    Tell him Todd sent ya....
     
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