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  1. It is a Volvo 432. The transom seems ok now. I’m just planning for the future. After owning a few boats I’m researching the inevitable.
  2. Thanks Bob. Great advice.
  3. I’m considering swapping the wood for compsite. I think it might be as strong as the aluminum without the weight. Thoughts?
  4. Thanks gents for the rapid feedback!
  5. Hi - Newbie here. I am doing a pre-purchase on a 1994 Crestliner Sabre V205 with Volvo I/O. My first question is about the transom construction. The factory video and online info says that some boats have a plywood transom while others have composite. How can I easily tell which one I have without removing the leg? When I look aft of the engine, I see plywood - but this doesn't make sense - doesn't Crestliner sandwich the transom between two sheets of welded aluminum? Second question; how tough of a job is it to replace the wooden transom - if that is what I have? I have done a fibreglass boat once - Is it about the same in difficulty? Is there any welding required? Thanks - in advance!
  6. Hi - Newbie here. I am doing a pre-purchase on a 1994 Crestliner Sabre V205 with Volvo I/O. My first question is about the transom construction. The factory video and online info says that some boats have a plywood transom while others have composite. How can I easily tell which one I have without removing the leg? When I look aft of the engine, I see plywood - but this doesn't make sense - doesn't Crestliner sandwich the transom between two sheets of welded aluminum? Second question; how tough of a job is it to replace the wooden transom - if that is what I have? I have done a fibreglass boat once - Is it about the same in difficulty? Is there any welding required? Thanks - in advance!