playing devils advocate here but there is a chance the previous owner replaced the transom but did not fix the crack. But I would make completely for sure first. hopefully you find good new when you get home.
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Well finally got home an got a look first hand the wood is def wet i drilled some holes around the inside like said it is wet i think the crack came from water sitting between the glass layer am wood because it has started to seperate from the top down. Looks like a full rebuild is on its way the last boat i did was a 79 baja i did transom floor an center stringer but i have done some more reading since then what is this 1708 cloth i have some woven an csm left from last glass job but this 1708 seems to be easier to work with does it go with polyester resin is it the cats meow how many layers of it are nessary for the floor an transom.
Yea when i ordered my stuff for the last go around i ordered 20 yards of 3 different types of glass way over board i could have built a fleet of boats with what i got. I am going to order some 1708 i used douglas fir on last job i used 3 layers of 1/2 inch in that transom is it any better to use 2 layers of 3/4 over 3 layers of 1/2. Also how do you keep the roller from getting locked up wit resin an be able to use it a few times
Well i used the boat all season with the crack in the glass never got any worse i just 5200 it up an all was well. Now the work begins the season is ending i am going to start the restoration now. I am cutting the floor out an going to split it i want to glass the out side of the crack before i cut transom out so it dosent spread open on me. Should i just grind it out an csm it. With a layer or 2 i am geting whole boat painted after glass work is done. Need advise