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Old 01-07-2005, 02:27 PM
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Has anyone modified their transom to achieve better performance? If so lets see some pics. I am thinking of adding 12 inches to the transom to take the drives farthur back from the boat, I have to replace the transom anyways. Will this gain anything? Any input is appreciated. The boat is a 1979 Formula 255 Liberator with twin Bravo's.

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An extension box accomplishes what
your talking about.
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Yes I know that, just wondering if anyone has done it different. Extension box is $1500 used times two gets pretty expensive. I am just looking for ideas before I start the transom work.
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I guess that's one way to cure the 2 foot itus.
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outboard boats have been doing this forever,
build out the motor box, that is.

On an i/o I guess you can build out until you hit the oilpan on the notch.. Any more will require leaving the motors where they are and using a longer input shaft (like the Imco one).

Don't forget that you'll also need to extend the stringers all the way to the "new" transom, and you'll also need a new way to tie the corners together.

You'll spend a lot more than $1500 x 2 in time and sweat trying to do what you suggest.
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You'll spend a lot more than $1500 x 2 in time and sweat trying to do what you suggest.

Exactly.
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Thats the input I need, thanks for the help. Just figured while the transom and stringers were being replaced it would be a good time to do this if it were to happen.
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look at the BAM marine site, he added a few feet to a cig
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prater who is going to do your transom and stringers?
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Doing the work myself
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