Thanks for the recommendations! I have 12 holes from the swimstep that I will use to bolt down. Also wedge cut pieces of wood in there.Good progress!
That grinding inside the hull is a miserable job! The dust gets every where no matter how you try to clean as you go or tarp off areas.
Use a 4 to 6 inch short nap roller for resin and gel coat. Much faster and better finish (gel coat) than with a brush. Multiple layers as gel coat sags and clumps if too much applied all at once. Test the roller for comparability with polyester products.
Smooth out the surface as best you can and fill gouged spots. The fabric and resin won't fill bad spots. The resin will run out and the fabric may not conform leaving a delaminated spot. This will require spot grinding and repairs.
I used Coosa to recore my hard top. It worked great. My recommendations are to use an air compressor to blow the dust out of the pores as best you can. Next, wipe down the surface with acetone. Apply pure resin to the surface of the transom piece while it is horizontal to let it seep in and prep the surface. Once cured and tacky (laminating resin) then make your putty and join the Coosa to the existing transom.
Are you thinking of wedging the Coosa or bolting/screwing it to the transom while it sets up?
Thanks for the recommendation! I will watch it.I recently watched a YouTube video on mounting a bracket. Good stuff about finding the transom vertical center line and transom angle and adjustments. Yes, the forklift made it much easier!
Search "born again boating". Pretty sure that's where I saw it.
Tractor was used since I don’t have access to a forklift. My grandfather will be helping me as it’s definitely a 2 person job.No forklift?!
That video used 4200 I think. I used 2 caulk gun tubes of 5200. If I ever need to remove it.....
I hope you have someone to help you with the permenant mounting.
A couple extra nuts and bolts in case the aluminum boogers the threads.