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  1. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    229-686-6541 The number goes to a Robin Keller. I told her my issues and she went to speak to the guys in the shop, called me back withing the hour with my answer. Good luck, hopefully she can help you.
  2. Gapple12

    SEM Marine Vinyl Coating

    Can you post a link to what your purchased with the colors ? I have the same interior colors as you on my 2006 246 SSI. The tops of my captains chairs are faded from the sun. I would like to try it on those. Just the color for the top of captains chairs.
  3. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    So, got a call back from the Chaparral factory. A very nice lady spoke to the guys in the shop for me and they said not to worry about it. There built to get some moisture in there and the transom on the 2006 model will last another 20 years. He said its probably coming from the bracket support screws and to just reseal them and forget it. I also got the same exact answer from Joe at Cecil marine.
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    Water in transom

    Thanks, hopefully that is the case. Im still going to pull the platform and reseal everything to help me feel better about it.
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    Water in transom

    OK, thanks. Is there a Marine GE RTV ?
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    Water in transom

    Are you saying put a hole under the out-drive on both sides of keel line ? You think the water could get over there around the curve of the V-line ? Which GE product do you recommend, I have always used the 3M Marine 5200 i believe.
  7. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    Yes, I am planning on doing that this weekend. The main bolts will be easy to work with getting them out and resealing since the are inside engine compartment. The lower support brackets look to just screw into the transom, they are to low to access inside the engine compartment. IM sure all of you are right, i bet its coming from those support brackets or maybe even my drive is not sealed.
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    Water in transom

    Where would you recommend making the hole ? I would like to put it where the water would drain, then I can close it off with a type of drain plug that could later be opened back up for another inspection to verify water is no present.
  9. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    Yes, it was hollow after the 1/2" of drilling.
  10. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    I was looking at the DryBoat website. Seems like a interesting solution. Further research I came across a guy saying it was around $10,000 to do this to his 40’ boat, including a month of Dryboats machine running and racking his electric bill up $1,000. His boat was soaked everywhere and was much more work though, not just the transom
  11. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    I did not drill into wood, only thru Fiberglass. There was about 1/2” of fiberglass, then a gap, then there was wood I’m assuming. I never went any further since my screws only went in 1/2” or so. The water came out right after the first layer of fiberglass.
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    Water in transom

    Does anyone have a phone number for Chaparral for location to drill a drain hole ?
  13. Gapple12

    Water in transom

    So your saying even if I dry it out, the wood will never dry ? I noticed when drilling the holes, the wood was still real hard to drill threw. I’m wandering if this just started leaking. I will get with Chaparral on where to drill and drain it. I’ve seen some people put another drain in transom area with a boat plug so they can pull the plug to make sure there still Isn't any water getting in.
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    Water in transom

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    Water in transom

    While installing some trim tabs this past weekend on my 2006 246 SSI, on both sides the lowest hole i drilled leaked a little water, I would say about a table spoon on both the lowest holes. See attached picture, i circled the area. I left it open all night and checked the next day and it was dry. I am now very concerned as to how the water is getting in there and what kind of damage there can be. The boat has been sitting all winter in a enclosed storage. I dont ever have water in the boat when i remove the drain plug after a day on the lake. What is my next step to verify how bad the soaking is in the transom? Did Chaparral use wood in the transom in this model ?
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