Transom Question... Maybe?

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Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by jdp53 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:48 am

I am calling this a transom question because I don't know what else to call it.

I purchased my boat last year from Cabelas and I love it! I am slowly taking time to add accessories such as downriggers and what not, but I had a question about this back rail and my boat and it's functionality or lack thereof.

First of all, what should I call this railing?

Second question, does this serve a specific purpose? It seems like it should but I am not sure it does.

I am attaching a few pictures to maybe help provide some different views.

Your help would be much appreciated!
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by Mike Carey » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:06 pm

motor well lip railing?

It may serve a structural function to some degree, although I think the entire motor well structure does.
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by BentRod » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 pm

I vote structural element along with a thick enough piece of “rail” material that would support mounting whatever accessory one might want.

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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by Bodofish » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:33 am

It keeps that big wall of water from joining you when you have to back off on the throttle quickly.
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by hewesfisher » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:12 am

Tis a wave board and does as Bodo said, keeps water IN the splash well rather than joining you in the boat. You do not want to remove or modify it. [wink]
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by jdp53 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:15 am

Bodofish wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:33 am
It keeps that big wall of water from joining you when you have to back off on the throttle quickly.
That makes sense!

Everything else does too. I would be less curious about its purpose if it didn't have the top "rail" on that section with the groove in it. I was hoping that it was more purposeful and it was specifically made like that for some attachments, but it doesn't appear to be the case!

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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by Amx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:14 am

That groove is there to collect water, which grows slime, and to make it harder to clean. :-)
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by Bodofish » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:00 am

Amx wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:14 am
That groove is there to collect water, which grows slime, and to make it harder to clean. :-)
Hahahahaha, pretty much. A couple rod holders for flat lining off the back would be nice...…...
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Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

Post by FishingFool » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:43 am

Check with your boat manufacturer . There might be accessories that utilizes that groove. Like rod holders, cutting boards. Grill stand.

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