Drain Holes

  

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In order to accommodate drain holes 2 pieces of spanish cedar must be installed at the base of the transom. The drain holes are 1" brass tubes that should be installed straight through the transom, parallel to the bottom, to drain properly.

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The outside piece spans the full width of the base of the transom. A 2¼" x 1" x 56" piece of spanish cedar is cut with a 15° inside face to match the angle of the transom and provide an outside surface at a 90° angle to the bottom. The port and starboard edges are cut to fit the inside angle of the 3" chine overhang.

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The inside piece is made the same as the outside, cut in half to accommodate the transom knee and notched to fit over the keelson. The port and starboard ends are also cut to fit inside the vertical transom/hull re-enforcement.

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1" holes will be drilled through and a brass drain tube will be installed.

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Holes drilled and ready for brass tubes.

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After finishing, the drain hole tubes are installed. The interior of the hole is coated with epoxy to ensure the transom does not absorb moisture. The tubes are also coated with epoxy before installing them. Plugs are placed inside and can be removed to drain any water that may get inside the hull.