reinforcing transom for Honda 9.9 4 stroke

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reinforcing transom for Honda 9.9 4 stroke

Postby javafish » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:58 am

Hello everyone-
I want to reinforcing my transom for Honda 9.9 4 stroke
I have a garlick motor on already (from previous owner) with about an inch that he reinforced it with. Is that enough or should I beef it up.
Never done any fiberglass work of this type- where do i start and how intense is this gonna be?
any pics videos or advice would be great.
BTW I/m loving this site and all you C22 owners offer.
Can't wait to get her is the water.
Thanks, Greg

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spell check

Postby javafish » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:00 am

Boy I need to get a spell check or slow down Ha!
By the way I'm a newbie and can sure use some help. Thanks.

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Postby CaptainScott » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:08 am

Welcome to the forum JAvafish!

Pensacola? My father lives in Gulf Breeze on East Bay!
I've never been there but would like to one day!

Hard to say what you are going to need to do but I have a very similar setup. I have the same heavy duty motor mount and a 4 stroke Tohatsu electric start motor on Lady Jo. My transom was re-enforced with a 1 inch thick or so piece of wood which was then glassed in. I'm guessing it is from the factory that way. The wood is in OK condition at best. There was some compression when I bolted the mount in place with Outnbacker's help!!

A few things for my sanity is I am aware of the extra weight because of the 4 stroke and I am aware of the extra power. So when I trailer Lady Jo I always have an extra strap from one stern cleat, out around and under the power head of the motor and then back to the other stern cleat. The idea is to limit bouncing stresses on the transom while going down the road.

I also never PUSH the boat hard under power. The motor has plenty of power to get to hull speed with lots left over. I just don't push it. No need.

My ideas are simple. I understand the extra weight and power so I simply adjust things around that. More straps less throttle.

If you have a factory transom that is already beefed up, you just might be fine as is!

Again welcome to the forum!

Scott

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transom help for newbie HELP

Postby javafish » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Hey Scott and thanks.
Well turns out my wife is from WA-Tri Cities area. Kennewick
My son and I are glassing in some more wood and hope it works.
The motor is an older one and weighs around 150 lbs I'm told.
Sure hate to tear out the transom.
Peace Scott. we'll talkl.

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Postby Rivercruiser » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:43 pm

Javafish,

FWIW...

From what I recall the Honda 9.9 4 stroke weighed 99 lbs from the beginning of production.

Perhaps someone else has more reliable info than my memory. LOL
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9.9

Postby javafish » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:27 pm

hey and thanks ! I hope your right -it sure fells heavy to me.
Peace , Greg

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9.9

Postby javafish » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:28 pm

fells heavy ha
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