A very rare sight is this classic timber ski boat, built in double diagonal Oregon and sheathed in glass. We were contacted to repair the prop and rudder support bracket which had broken away from the transom. The owner tried to repair this himself but it broke again. The challenge was that there was no access to the inside for through-bolts so the repairs needed to be done externally.
The first task was to clean up the area because there was oil laying in the bottom of the bracket and had soaked into the damaged section. The bracket was wedged away from the transom for access to clean and prepare for gluing. The bracket was then epoxy-glued to the transom with M8 stainless bolts epoxied into the transom. For additional strength the bracket was glassed to the hull on the underside with epoxy. Being polished timber the bolt holes were plugged with matching timber and re-varnished. The hull bottom connection was painted with PU 2 pack to finish.