Hello all, sorry for the newb question but I have been wondering why sailboats always have such a tall/large transom? I know newer boats (like Bavaria C42) have a transom that swings down to provide a "dock"....It just seems that compared to motor boats a sailboat transom is proportionally taller. I understand it is to prevent water from coming onboard but it just seems out of proportion. Is it tradition? or is it something about physics or sailing that i just don't know about?
(longer context that provides why i know nothing but isn't required to answer the question) I have not sailed as an adult only a few times as a kid. I my grandfather owned a motor boat and i liked how when the boat was anchored it was easy to jump off the side/back of the boat and it was easy to climb back up. Looking at sailboats (back then) i would always see the giant backs to them and it looked like an endless ladder climb just to get back onboard.
Now that I'm older I find myself interested in sailing but I can't shake that feeling I learned as a kid when looking at a tall transom (a term i only know from watching Sampson boat co.).
My bedrooms have fanlights, a glass window above the door. It is inset.
I thought to leave the glass in place, plaster board over flush with the wooden door trim and to have a plaster skim over.
A plaster has said we need to change the door carcasses and frame above the door other wise the 10mm of wood we go over will crack. A second plasterer didn't mention this and was going to do my original idea.
Can any one give any advice?
I made a similar post yesterday and it got removed without explanation. I had a pretty long text post written out, so this time I'm just going to share the pictures I have and if anyone has any questions, comments, or advice I'll be happy to address them in the comments.
new Transom article:
The Audio Producer’s Guide To Loudness by Rob Byers
In general, with light use, how long can one expect an electric trolling motor to last, both in run time and calendar lifetime? When used like a gasoline outboard (moving around at moderate+ speeds for short spurts)?
I'm thinking of getting a small inflatable boat for freshwater lake fishing, and am debating a 2.5hp gasoline outboard vs a 40-55lb thrust electric trolling motor, both for moving around the water in short spurts. My main concern is the many reports I read on reviews where an electric motor fails after maybe 3 years of often not-heavy use, mainly due to water intrusion or electronics.
(My impression is that gasoline outboards can last up to 2000 hours of actual runtime. For 1/2 or 1/3 the cost and slower speeds, can an electric trolling motor last that long?)
edited: clarified use-case, corrected bad wording
edited again: tl;dr at top
They say to write what you're passionate about, and I'm very passionate about not using underscores in file names.
Yesterday, discussed 10’ ceilings with draftsman.
He said transoms are cheaper than taller windows and doors.
Is that accurate?
I just got my first boat and dont know what 2 holes on the transom are. They are on either side of the drain plug
First time posting in here...
I'm rebuilding the transom to my boat and noticed that it is completely vertical (~90 degrees). When I put a carpenter square against the bottom of the boat and the transom, the square is flush with the transom.
I am curious if it's possible to add angle to the transom when rebuilding it. The previous owner put triangular wood blocks to add angle, but I'd like to do a more proper solution. I've read outboards should have a transom angle of ~12 degrees, does anyone know how I can achieve this? The largest transom wedges I can find online are 10 degrees. Can I glass wood wedges into the transom to offer the angle?