Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Author
Search for:
Message

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 12:32pm - Jul 7,08
Posts: 128

Post Posted: 09:41am - Sep 23,18 
Top  
Just found out that the transom on my 2004 Lund 1800 might have a rotting transom. I've never heard of anything like this. Any ideas on a reputable place where I can have it checked out and what it might cost? Anywhere in the southwestern suburbs would be convenient. Thanks. FisherJim

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 05:20am - Jul 18,15
Posts: 314
Location: Crystal Lake

Post Posted: 10:12am - Sep 23,18 
Top  
Calumet Marine does. He’s posted many of times about it on here. viewtopic.php?f=47&t=86083&hilit=Transom+work

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 02:33pm - Jan 27,11
Posts: 15
Location: new lenox

Post Posted: 11:56am - Sep 23,18 
Top  
X2 Frank from Calumet Marine

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 09:32pm - Feb 12,03
Posts: 7635
Location: Not quite over the hill, but has a breathtaking view from the lofty perch.

Post Posted: 07:22pm - Sep 23,18 
Top  
X3 on Frank at Calumet Marine. Get it done right and then you can fish for a very long time worry free.

_________________
If a man can't laugh at himself, He leaves the job to others.

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 08:50pm - Feb 2,08
Posts: 390
Location: yorkville

Post Posted: 08:16pm - Sep 23,18 
Top  
X4 on Calumet Marine.
Let him check it out.

Transom rot is not unsual.There are plenty of threads on this topic,scoll thru past links on this site.
I did mine on a '83 lund 5.3 Tyee.Helped a friend with his Fiberglass Yarcraft. Turned out perfect,but a lot of work and time.
Good luck!!

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 02:23am - Dec 3,11
Posts: 357
Location: Highland Indiana

Post Posted: 09:27pm - Sep 23,18 
Top  
Never heard of transom rot?? Pretty prevelant on older Lunds, doesn't make it a bad boat but Lund did hardly anything to seal transoms in the early 2000's. It is wood after all. I've presently own an older Lund Baron ,and used to own an older Tyee and had transom replaced on both. Kinda goes with the territory. If you have Frank at Calumet marine do it you will be getting a better than factory transom, real quality work.

_________________
1987 Lund Baron
2005 Yamaha f150
1994 9.5 Mercury 2 stroke with controllking
Rhodan 72" 36v 120 lb. trolling motor
2 Simrad NSS12
Lowrance HDS 10 gen2
Simrad Is40
sonarhub
Lowrance point 1
2 36" Cannon tracks
2 High Seas quad rod trees
4 Bert's ratcheting rod holders

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 05:29am - Jun 13,18
Posts: 28
Location: quincy, ill

Post Posted: 06:42am - Sep 24,18 
Top  
If you have good carpentry skills you can do it yourself..... Plenty of utube videos on it. Lund restoration on facebook too. I did a LOWE transom …. not that hard, but I did have help... do plenty of reading first....

 Profile  

Offline
Salmon Unlimited Member
Salmon Unlimited Member

Joined: 11:20am - Jul 11,05
Posts: 437
Location: PALATINE

Post Posted: 07:38am - Sep 24,18 
Top  
I had a 2008 lund that was rotting what a joke i sold the boat but if i was going to do it calumet marine is where it would be going nice guy and he knows his stuff

_________________
One dumb ass move takes away 2 adaboys

Image

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 08:16am - May 17,08
Posts: 188
Location: Lockport Township

Post Posted: 08:57am - Sep 24,18 
Top  
1st thing I did when I bought my 1990 Pike Rebel was to use Marine RTV on the transom seams. Glad I did after reading about all theses transoms rotting !!!!

Dave

_________________
16 Ft Lund Pike/Rebel
40 HP Johnson Tiller

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 04:24pm - Feb 17,03
Posts: 2087

Post Posted: 10:23am - Sep 24,18 
Top  
Do it yourself and save $$$. Hardest part is removing engine. Lund will even sell you a composite transom.

_________________
I have spent most my life fishing........the rest I wasted.

 Profile  

Offline
Salmon Unlimited Member
Salmon Unlimited Member
User avatar

Joined: 04:19pm - Mar 27,09
Posts: 123

Post Posted: 03:07pm - Sep 24,18 
Top  
"What They Said!" You won't go wrong having Frank take care of that transom.
Call soon because he only does a limited number of transom replacements over
the winter. He did mine last winter and I would not trust anybody else after
talking to others. Calumet Marine, Frank and Denise are a class act.

 Profile  

Offline
Salmon Unlimited Member
Salmon Unlimited Member

Joined: 03:32pm - Feb 19,08
Posts: 220
Location: Libertyville, IL

Post Posted: 03:32pm - Sep 26,18 
Top  
Frank was busy a nice over flow winter deal i got 96 N Oakridge, Dr,
North Prairie, Wi 53153
info@fountainofyouthforboats.com

1) Lund used construction grade plywood in their transoms. Eventually this will rot and fall apart. The aluminum you see is just a skin over this wooden piece, which is the actual structural member.
2) When the wood rots and the transom begins to flex the rivets and bolts all start working loose. This results in more leaking.
3) To identify loose rivets, look for a black ring around the edge of the rivet. This black stuff is a result of aluminum parts rubbing against each other.

On my Lund most of the rivets on the transom showed the dreaded black ring. I’d pick up a lot of water in the bilge depending on how hard I pushed the boat, and the transom was soft and flexed a lot. In addition, the top piece of the transom (the flat moulding or cap that runs from side to side under the motor mount) was cracked on each side of the motor showing the damage that happens when the transom flexes.

i was able to get Lund to send me a proper transom for my boat a 2002 lund 2025 le and they used it as a sample to make a better 11 ply exterior plywood to do the fix, htere are two ways they do it 1 is more expensive and the other one still works .


we leaned lots for both of these two Company's.

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 06:24am - Apr 10,04
Posts: 405
Location: Naperville, IL 2001 Lund Pro V 2025 IFS White/Pewter 225 Yamaha T-8 Kicker

Post Posted: 01:29pm - Sep 28,18 
Top  
This is a very common issue. I had mine replaced by Lund on a 2001 2025 IFS. Boat has low hours and was only moored overnight a handful of times. Mine was bad enough hat the rear skin had to be replaced, thus the trip to the Lund factory.

If you have blisters on the transom skin, you may have an issue similar to mine, if not, then likely Calumet can handle it. Good luck... it's not a fun experience to go through. Fortunately for me, I couldn't use my boat that summer as I had to have some spinal fusion done... that at least made the summer not seem so bad since I couldn't use the boat anyway.

_________________
Jim,

If a man is alone in the woods is he still wrong?

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 05:59pm - Jun 3,03
Posts: 874
Location: N. Side Chicago

Post Posted: 10:34pm - Sep 29,18 
Top  
Looks like Lund is not using wood anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OntDbZwFmhk

 Profile  

Offline
Salmon Unlimited Member
Salmon Unlimited Member
User avatar

Joined: 04:46am - Jul 13,08
Posts: 625
Location: lemmingville il

Post Posted: 05:15am - Sep 30,18 
Top  
STeelheads wrote:
Looks like Lund is not using wood anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OntDbZwFmhk



Looks like Coosa board. Put new floors in my boat with Coosa. Never need floors again.

http://www.coosacomposites.com/

_________________
JUST FOR TODAY

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 01:58am - Jul 3,05
Posts: 2497
Location: south chicago/NWindiana

Post Posted: 05:49am - Nov 5,18 
Top  
its transom season @ calumet marine

HAVE A COUPLE SLOTS LEFT IF SOME ONE NEEDS IT DONE

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
ImageImageIMG]http://www.chitown-ImageImageImageImageImage[img]http://www.chitown-angler.com/pichosting/albums/userpics/11738/lund_transom_and_190_sea_runners_006.JPG[/IMG[IMG]http://www.chitown-angler.com/pichosting/albums/userpics/11738/lund_transom_and_190_sea_runners_006.JPG[/img]IMG]http://www.chitown-
Image

_________________
Frank aka honda cat
Master Captain USCG 50ton
Great lakes and In shore salt water
After its all said and done.... ITS ALL ABOUT THE FUN!

Image

 Profile WWW  

Offline
Chitown-Angler

Joined: 07:43pm - Nov 21,14
Posts: 629
Location: United States

Post Posted: 06:41pm - Nov 6,18 
Top  
You look like my cousin after combining soybeans.

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 08:42pm - Feb 15,06
Posts: 621
Location: Knoxville TN

Post Posted: 08:34pm - Nov 6,18 
Top  
Frank, is your son doing transoms down here in TN ?

 Profile  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 01:58am - Jul 3,05
Posts: 2497
Location: south chicago/NWindiana

Post Posted: 10:02pm - Nov 17,18 
Top  
muskyman wrote:
Frank, is your son doing transoms down here in TN ?

Not any more he is now employed by brp/evinrude he is the east coast distric service rep application engineer

he is happy to finally be using his engineering degree from Purdue and his years experience in the boat business to make a good living
very proud of both my boys miss them both at the shop here

Image

_________________
Frank aka honda cat
Master Captain USCG 50ton
Great lakes and In shore salt water
After its all said and done.... ITS ALL ABOUT THE FUN!

Image

 Profile WWW  

Offline
Chitown-Angler
User avatar

Joined: 08:42pm - Feb 15,06
Posts: 621
Location: Knoxville TN

Post Posted: 03:48am - Nov 18,18 
Top  
That is awesome news ! I love my E-Tec, it just plain runs !!! Now I just gotta replace this wood in my transom somehow

 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Latest Topics  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Board index » The Tackle Box » Boats And Motors
Jump to:  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum