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    Scorpion Transom Repair after Rudder accident

    On my boat the backer plate was a 1/4" or so of aluminum. The bolts are threaded into the backing plate there are no extra nuts. I would guess yours is the same if it is a scorpion from the 70's. The painful and most correct way is to drill the bolts out using progressively larger drill's...
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    Scorpion Transom Repair after Rudder accident

    Just finished the repair of my transom and gudgeon mount. I found out that the rudder was somehow put in backwards and the rotation was limited when it ran aground and ripped apart my transom. In the video I forgot to mention that I ended up using woven roving to stiffen insert piece and to...
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    Scorpion sailboat

    Just made the inner patch for my transom. Funny we are working scorpions that are the same blue color. Might get a bit confusing. Anyway what are are looking at is 4 layers of fiberglass and then the aluminum block with 4 layers of fiberglass over the top. I put the bolts into the block and...
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    Scorpion sailboat

    You might want to do the air test before checking to see if it floats.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    The ball may be stuck. See if you can dig around in through the opening in the bottom of the hull.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    On my scorpion, the drain did not seem to unscrew. I was able to turn it back and forth until it popped out a bit. Once I did that the water ran right through the bailer onto my other boat below.
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    storing a Sunfish standing up

    So I was looking at my SP and the bailer system and I agree with Tag that there is nothing connecting the two holes in the tub and the two holes in the hull. Also, there is nothing in the shields that cover the holes in the hull. I am thinking about connecting the two holes with a piece of...
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    Been Busy working on Fiberglass

    Cool method of holding the backing plate in pace with screws. I might end up doing that on my patch.
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    Trailer question

    I like the concept. If most of the weight is held by the strap in the back, the roller support might be ok. Only downside, is that if you did not want to dolly your boat into the water, you would have to go a bit deeper to lift it off of the trailer.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    Awesome post, so many options! I do like the idea of not having a port. The boat has stayed pretty dry. Also, less carving necessary into the foam beams. So, I am thinking now about building the fiberglass patch and backing plate sandwich oversized to fill the entire hole. Using the...
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    Scorpion sailboat

    After spraying PB blaster or lithium grease and letting it soak, I would start with a quarter and maybe work up to a big screw driver if that did not work. Your boat looks way cleaner than mine did when I started. I would not get too excited about the drain, they are easily replaceable and not...
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    Scorpion sailboat

    After I make the flat piece of fiberglass and let it dry, slide it in with a layer of epoxy on back side of what is left of my transom to stick it against? Maybe wedge some plastic bags in to keep the pressure? I agree I would like to make it stout. So I am guessing your gudgeon did not...
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    Scorpion sailboat

    I have everything except some stainless bolts and a few brushes. I do need to take out the bolt that broke off in my backing plate. That will be fairly easy. I thought about replacing the aluminum backing plate with a larger version the spread the load over the older -non damaged parts. I...
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    Trailer question

    This is how I modified mine. I think the bunk is a 2x8 carved down to fit my boat hull. The support for the board was purchased.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    Supplies to fix the boat
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    Scorpion sailboat

    Nice pictures. Here is the picture of my boat in need of gudgeon repair.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    No problem, I am re-mounting the rudder gudgeon on mine right now. Trying to figure out where to put an inspection port without carving into the foam beams.
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    Scorpion sailboat

    Ask and you shall receive. BTW, I posted these on the old Yahoo forum rip.
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    Trailer question

    Your supports are made for a stronger boat. Generally sailboats are supported with shaped boards that run across the width of the boat. I had to repair my sunfish due to a similar roller damage.
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