Coach's SC-16 in MA

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Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Post by Coach » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:52 pm

So this project has been put aside for the winter but I did take a couple pics of an issue I am contemplating.
The transom sides are just a whisper too low for the flat decking that will be installed up against it.
Take a look at each edge where I placed the cut plywood to show where it would be installed.
What do you guys suggest? I am thinking of just glueing on top of the transom a small riser piece of plywood to cover up the finish of the deck. Kind of a horn at each end. Its cosmetic so not a huge deal but I do want it to look appealing. Kind of disappointed I hadn't thought of this when I started but being a newbie...these things are expected.

I also considered a piece of ASH about 3/4 inch tall to cap the transom and cover those edges. Would be a nice finish but then the transom height would be over 20"

The other consideration is to install the decking and gunwale decking INSIDE the sheer line rubrail and not OVER the rubrail. I would have more cutting to do to make that work but it can be done. My plan was to go over the edge and fill the gap with fillet.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Post by Coach » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:02 pm

I have two more thoughts on this. If I glue on a ASH trim piece over the entire transom curve it would become close to 21" at center as it sits now at 20" do I have enough play with a Yamaha motor to make up for it? I see online there are 0.75" holes used as adjustments but i dont have a motor to look at.

The other thought is to bolt on a micro jack to install the motor. I really wanted to keep this simple.

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Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Post by Reid » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:08 pm

Coach,

Just my opinion but I would leave the transom height alone, no need to fix one issue only to (possibly) make another one. I like the idea of cutting the deck to fit inside the rubrail. I think this would be a fairly simple fix. You would simply need to run some cleats for the deck edge to sit on.

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Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Post by Coach » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:14 am

Hi Reid thank you. I will look at the other options. My concern with bringing the deck inside the rubrail is what to do with the gunnel. Do I follow suit all the way up to the bow? Or do I transition it somehow.
This may be something I let rest until spring. Its just hard to not think about these things and wait months to tackle them!

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