Re: Fitting Mercruiser Transoms
Terminology varies from one region of the planet to the next, so I'm offering a friendly FYI here, if I may;
Transom = in his scenario; the nearly vertical "structural" component at the hull's stern area, perpendicular to the hull's length. (traverse, croisillon)
Gimbal Housing = Merc's stern drive component that allows the mounting of the Stern Drive to the hull's Transom.
Again..... an FYI only.
Settimo Velo, I just looked at your photos..... you've done some very extensive and very nice work, from the looks of it.
Great job! I may ear mark your album and check in from time to time. Keep up the good work!
I agree with Chris..... replace the rubber seals if these are used Gimbal Housings. That particular seal must sit "proud" of it's groove, in order to offer the correct amount of compression, once the Gimbal Housing is tightened against the Transom.
No offense KGHOST, but I'm of the belief that silicone has little to no place in a Marine environment. Boat Life's "Life Caulk" or one of the 3M products would better suit the requirements here, IMO. The benefit being, the duration of performance, over that of silicone.
Last edited by RicardoMarine; 01-29-2011 at 10:25 AM.
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