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Post Posted: 08:36am - Dec 24,14 
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OK
sorry! if it sounded like I was bashing lund boats that's not what I was doing
I openly admit lund is not the only boat company that has a transom rotting problem
this post
http://www.chitown-angler.com/1fish/vie ... om#p493678
was put up here to help the guys that have this problem and get it fixed
I can not physically fix all of them that need fixing I am trying to save my customers a ton of money and hopefully earn their business. Yes , may be sell them a Hewes craft or a Raider boat BUT NOT bashing lund or any other boat co. if any thing lunds hold their value more than other brands that's why we redo more lunds than any other they are more likely to worth repairing vs scrapping
when I set out to do a post on this subject the lund was next in line so please get off my back on this !!

I am trying to keep more guys in the game. Most guys cant afford to just run out and buy a new boat like some dealers tell them
"best buy a new boat this one is not worth fixing " bull s**t

let me add 3 ways to greatly prevent delay the transom rotting issue
#1 reseal motor mounts every couple of years not to tough to take one bolt out at a time and put a liberal amount of new calking on it preferably the correct type but any new is better than any old
#2 watch the transom cap just like a fender on you car if you see the paint bubbling rot/corrosion is going un underneath reseal the transom cap
#3 remove the stern corner caps apply a liberal amount of caulking to these caps and reinstall
on most boat these are not caulked from the factory water runs down the gunnel under the caps across the transom and into the bilge this is also a good way to keep more water out of the bilge

I don't think I need to apologize for the way Hewes craft and Raider make their boats these transoms are not going to rot any time soon If these boat catch any more fish its only because their owners might be making better decision's
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Post Posted: 12:00pm - Dec 24,14 
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Right on honda cat.
I am a Lund(1987 18 Tyee) owner which I purchased used and knew full well what I was getting into with a wood transom. I love the boat so I didn't' mind replacing it, sure it was some cost on the front end but the comfort of having a solid new transom on the back, knowing it will be solid for some 20 odd years is very reassuring. Wood is wood, it will eventually rot in a boat no matter what. I am very happy you posted the pictures on the transom re-do and more importantly, how it's done right. I even called you last year about doing my transom but the timing was bad and it could not be done but the info you posted helped a great deal because now I knew the correct questions to ask and had the guy who did it walk me through his process, which was spot on to yours,btw. If I could afford new I would have loved a Hewes but I couldn't, I knew my budget and think I made out pretty well,love the Tyee.

I am also a victim to a transom done the wrong way by a hack marina- my boat literally disintegrated before my eyes, I'll post the pic(honda cat I know you seen it already), the spots you see are jb weld which kept me on the water for three years. Over 120 "patches" to holes.
So I thank you honda cat- I am a Lund owner who takes no offense at all to your posts. I appreciate the wealth of knowledge and your willingness to share it with us. Even though you didn't do my Lund, your info let me know mine was getting done right.

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Post Posted: 07:54am - Dec 29,14 
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thank you ltrain for posting your picture that certainly is a great example of what not to do when repairing a transom on a aluminum boat
I have seen this many times before and as you said the transom literally disappears before your very eyes
the first sign is the blistering of the paint just like on a car around here when a fender starts to rust thru
Also wanted to thank you for your kind words we do try to keep guys in the game and offering some advice and help along the way is part of this program for every one transom we have fixed we have helped at least ten more guys either by explaining the process or lifting and storing the motor/motors we will often cut and laminate the new transom boards for guys that don't have the big metal bars to clamp the boards to get them to dry straight we try to work with people to keep them in the game not every one can afford a new boat but we hope when they finally get ready to pull the trigger on the new one they come and see us at least our boat will never need a new piece of wood in the transom
in the mean time if you have a lund or a crestliner or a smokercraft or a alumacraft or a sylvan or a tracker or any thing you need help with come see us we will try and help any way we can
we are NOT GUILTY of bashing
if we are guilty of any thing it IS WE CARE about keeping our customers in the game
we fully realize how much the average customer gives up to own a boat
they give up that new car or truck some times even a bigger house
BOATERS ARE NOT A BUNCH OF FAT RATS WITH MONEY TO BURN AND WE SHARE THE PASSION
hope to see you all on the water
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Post Posted: 06:29pm - Dec 29,14 
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Well said Frank. :gpost

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Post Posted: 08:02pm - Sep 2,15 
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LUND VS HEWESCRAFT

just thump it ! you decide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gmijabo8_A

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