Cracked Transom

Derby

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Low Voltage?

Water in cylinders is not good.

Yikes!

Sorry, dont know what else to say.
 
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SANTUCKYANT

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Low Voltage?

How many batteries do you have?
I have 2, and it’s never done that. I think it might have been a blessing since I stopped running them with water coming in the intake port. Besides the whole it looking really fishy where I wanted to go
 

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How many batteries is irrelevant. That's why I edited my comment.


This is not good.





You ran 8 trips like this. I am amazed it lasted that long. The dead battery happened because the motors stopped working correctly.

Sorry.
 
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plj46

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How many batteries is irrelevant. That's why I edited my comment.


This is not good.





You ran 8 trips like this. I am amazed it lasted that long. The dead battery happened because the motors stopped working correctly.

Sorry.
Those motors must have been eating a lot of water from what this picture shows.
 

MATTANZA

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the bracket has the wrong angle , and doesn't follow the hull angle. looks like it's pushing the bow down, which would cause a lot of stress on your transom. until you fix the bracket angle , don't fix the transom.
 
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Assuming you have $4k at hand, I'd spend it to get those engines running. Look on YouTube for methods to salvage outboards that have gone under. I hope your mechanic at least squirted some oil into each cylinder after he pulled plugs. Once they run, you'll get better money for them if you decide to part it out.
With the engines running, focus on the hull repair. Lots of money involved with others doing the work. Do you or your family own a yard for repairs? Hire a professional who will travel to cut his costs and overhead.
Learn to fiberglass. I'm no expert but it is more messy than difficult.
Beautiful hull. Your season is shot. Only you can decide it's fate.

Sorry for your heart brake!
 
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40grit will have an opinion regarding this matter and I would listen to everything he has to say about your stringers and transom issues.
 
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PacificBlue

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What year is that SeaCraft? I don’t recall them having that sheer line, looks more like a Hydra-Sport?

 

Surfingbuddhist

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As others have said the old bracket is at the wrong angle and making your motors sit way too low (plus it's not sealed correctly and full of water causing rear to sit even lower). You can see how easy it is to suck water into the intakes from your picture of boat running. New, beefier transom, correct bracket that is sealed properly and engine work will solve your problems. Just have to decide how committed your are to the project. After it's done tho, you will have one bitchin' boat.
 

40Grit

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Terrible bracket. Terrible hull design. IMO
If you eyeball estimate the height of the cavitation plate, the bracket and planing height is about 8-10 inches too low. Meaning, as the photos show, the motors are drowning. The freeboard height is borderline irresponsible. If there’s a fix, given the motors haven’t died of saltwater poisoning,
Would be to build a displacement bracket. To help with the very low freeboard. Obviously, static heights need to be fixed. Woof, what a mess.
The same thing happens when an inboard, height has risers too low. It happens.
 
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If you let saltwater sit in the motors without some sort of revival program your going to need to spend a lot more than $2k a motor, imho.

You will need a proper drive so look into Armstrong or StainlesscMarine and get someone that knows what their doing to help you with the design elements before they manufacture your new drive.

I would recommend Steve Keene at Keene Boat repair In OC to fix and repair your transom and install the drive bracket, then build an internal plate and not just bold it on with washers, imho.

You can see that this application has an aluminum plate that mirrored the mounting bolt pattern and was fashioned for the inside of the transom.

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plj46

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I saw this boat the other day parked in the dirt lot across from Driscolls Mission Bay.I don't know much about those outboard brackets but this particular set up looks off to me compared to others i've seen.