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|04-18-2014 07:22 PM|
|fiftyincher||I wouldn't have known mine was starting to rot had I not been reading here. Can't flex it yet, I imagine it would be fine to use for a few years yet, it's 8 years old. I'll take care of it over the winter.|
|04-18-2014 05:14 PM|
I'm going to go ahead and guess that a large percent of the people who vsit Walleye Central pay way more attention to their boats than the "average" person,...
A couple of friends of mine have boats with bad transoms, Due to owner neglect, And even when it is pointed out they just shrug and say "nah, It's still good",.......................
I won't get in those boats,...............
Lot's of folks think just because it's a boat everything is waterproof and leave them uncovered filling with rainwater or snow,.........
|04-18-2014 03:49 PM|
Burr,I understand what your saying, but the tell tail signs are hard to spot unless your really looking for them the only reason I found out mine was bad was a transom cap screw worked out about a quarter of a inch and wouldn't tighten down. Even with the transom wood bad I could still barely flex the transom pulling on the lower unit, in all honesty if that screw hadn't worked lose I would have never known.
|04-18-2014 03:47 PM|
|04-18-2014 02:20 PM|
Let alone if boat owners are that unintelligent, how would that offer us any confidence the boat owner properly sealed any holes he decided to drill in the transom, causing the issues himself?
If all that is so common - I just can't figure out why I don't see one sinking every trip out?
Hmmm, probably because it's more of an internet problem than a real problem.
Things have to make sense.
|04-18-2014 02:06 PM|
There's no way of knowing to what degree people check them, ... but Lund has been doing transoms since 1948. They know pretty close, how many they built and they know pretty close,how many they and their dealers have dealt with. (and we are talking some really old boats in the mix)
As for checking the transom integrity...Grabbing the engine lower unit and bouncing when it is up on tilt to check for excessive flex is something almost every technician does when winterizing a boat (any brand).
Best I can do.
|04-18-2014 11:12 AM|
Is this because a lot of people never really check into their transom thoroughly or just don't bother getting them fixed? How bad does the transom actually have to be before it is a major problem?
Yes x2,it's got to get real bad before the average boater will notice.
|04-18-2014 10:37 AM|
|04-17-2014 11:56 AM|
It certainly sucks to have a transom issue, no question. But it is extremely uncommon.
So, if Lund fixes it, you should have a reasonable expectation it stays fixed.
I am an ex dealer who sold well over a thousand Lunds and had to fix only one transom.
The incidence of wood issues in Lund transoms is a low, low percentage of Lund boats sold.
I just got off the phone with a man at the Lund factory who knows. He said a transom repair issue pops up on one transom per 300 to 400 boats built.
That is less than 1/2 of a %
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