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Old 08-08-2005, 07:18 PM
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I have a 1988 boat. It has never been in the water for more than a weekend. The tab on the port side was dripping water into the bilge through the mounting bolts. I tightened them up and clear water sqeezed out of the bolt holes. Transom did not feel spongy at all. Should I worry??
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:52 PM
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Yes! Take them off and make sure the holes are dry If water "squeezed" out you know the answer. If you are lucky and the transom holes are dry re-install the bolts with lots of 3M 4200.

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Yes! Take them off and make sure the holes are dry If water "squeezed" out you know the answer. If you are lucky and the transom holes are dry re-install the bolts with lots of 3M 4200.

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And if the transom holes arnt dry? Thanks for the 3M #
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an '88 with water = rotten transom.
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