Checking a Viking Transom


I was wondering how to check for a soft transom. I found a Viking but it's been kept out in the elements.  




If the boat has a motor on it, have a friend stand on the cav plate and jump up and down on it. The flexing transom will be evident if itís bad. If the boat has no motor, dig into the motor bolt holes and check out the wood with a pick. Short of drilling test holes you can rap on the transom with a small hammer. A nice solid sound is what to look for. Hope this helps...... 




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