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Old 09-09-2010, 10:59 AM
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I need to replace the factory swim step which is fractured and rotting inside it's fiberglass.

I intend to go with a couple of Hardin or Dana powdercoated platforms instead.

Where is the correct location to measure the transom angle?

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Edit, it is a pad bottom boat similar to the early 28 sleekcraft and Nordic hulls

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Probably the waterline angle just above it so when at rest on the water it is level. Might look strange on the trailer though. I've seen them both parallel to deck and parallel to the water ?
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I was thinking that parallel to the rub rail would look best (as viewed from the side) However there are at least four different degree mounting brackets available.

I want to make sure I am measuring the angle correctly

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Carpenters square...........

MEASURING THE TRANSOM ANGLE:

1. Use a standard carpenter's square (22.5"x14")

2. Place a carpenter's square, with the long side (22.") under the keel or to the outside edge of the hull, parallel with the chine.

3. Place the short side against the transom vertically.

4. Take the measurement (see sketch) between the inside corner of the square and the boat transom.

Each 1/4" is equal to 1 in transom angle
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Carpenters square...........

MEASURING THE TRANSOM ANGLE:

1. Use a standard carpenter's square (22.5"x14")

2. Place a carpenter's square, with the long side (22.") under the keel or to the outside edge of the hull, parallel with the chine.

3. Place the short side against the transom vertically.

4. Take the measurement (see sketch) between the inside corner of the square and the boat transom.

Each 1/4" is equal to 1 in transom angle
Thank you. I wanted to be sure I was using the correct method
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Thank you. I wanted to be sure I was using the correct method
If you need any other info go to the website for Armstrong marine Brackets, they explain it all there.
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If you need any other info go to the website for Armstrong marine Brackets, they explain it all there.
http://www.armstrongnautical.com/brackform_new.htm

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