What kind of wood should I use use for my transom?

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lswoody
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What kind of wood should I use use for my transom?

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Got a 14’ Jon boat that needs the wood for the transom replaced. I know not to use any treated wood, so what options do I have? Thanks!!!!

Weldorthemagnificent
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What kind of wood should I use use for my transom?

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I usually laminate (glue) 2 pieces of plywood together and then seal it with spar urethane. Some guys like the old timers formula of mineral spirits, linseed oil and spar urethane.


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CedarRiverScooter
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What kind of wood should I use use for my transom?

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Exterior grade ply is OK, IMO.

Marine ply is not needed.

I have heard glue is the same on both.

MrGiggles
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What kind of wood should I use use for my transom?

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If it had ply, replace it with ply. You may need to laminate a couple different pieces together to reach the correct thickness.

My alumacraft had a hardwood plank in the transom, so I replaced it with a piece of oak, planed to the right thickness.

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