the after-deck area of the rudder assembly, taff railing,
Loosen the draw clamps and replace the sheer
and all hardware; and then remove the decking. Figure
strake. Then put the clamps on again and draw them
4-33 shows the stem with the hardware and the
taut. Using the existing rivet holes in the sheer strake
decking removed, but with deck supports still in place.
as a guide, drill holes for 1/4-inch copper rivets. Then
Figure 4-34 shows the deck supports and the transom
rivet the clamp to the breast hook. Nail the sheer strake
in place, using 4-inch copper nails, and trim the upper
edges to conform with the camber. Then install the
Remove all screws that join the transom planking
capping, and the repair job is finished except for
to the inner frame, and remove the copper rivets that
caulking, sanding, puttying, and painting.
fasten the transom planking and the outer bounding
frame to the inner bounding frame. The outer
REPAIRING THE STERN
bounding frame is a filler piece, and will come free
when the seal is broken. The inner frame, which is in
Let's assume that you have to renew a transom
four pieces, should be removed to the joint nearest the
bounding frame, the stern-post knee, and deck
break. The procedure for laying out, cutting,
supports on a wooden boat. Figure 4-31 shows details
smoothing, and fitting the replacement pieces is the
of transom construction. Figure 4-32 shows the outer
same as that previously described for other members.
bounding frame of the starboard transom, ready for
repair. Note that the transom angles have been
RENEWING ENGINE FOUNDATIONS
removed, and the paint has been scraped off.
Procedures for renewing engine foundations vary
To remove the outer bounding frame, you must
considerably, depending upon the type of boat. In
also remove the inner frame. To do this, you must strip
Figure 4-31.--Transom construction.