Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

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mrjake56
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Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Post by mrjake56 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:11 pm

After falling off the dock at the marina, I realize the need to add a handle on the transom of our 1980 F32 Sedan. When I tried to climb out of the water using the swim ladder in wet blue jeans there was nothing to grab when I reached the top of the ladder.

I have a handle to install, but I’m not sure how to mount it on the transom. I believe there is a gap between the two layers.

How do I get enough support when drilling through two layers of transom?

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Re: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:42 pm

There is a gap that varies depending exactly where . you could use marine toggle bolts . If they gaps not too big you could drill fill with thicken epoxy and re-drill .
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Re: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Post by mrjake56 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:55 pm

Thanks prowlersfish. The swim ladder is near the starboard end of the swim platform. I guess I’ll just need to drill a hole to see how big the gap is. I have seen step on other F32 transoms. Is the transom thick enough to support a load like that? I’ll use backing plates on the inside.

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Re: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:34 am

mrjake56 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Thanks prowlersfish. The swim ladder is near the starboard end of the swim platform. I guess I’ll just need to drill a hole to see how big the gap is. I have seen step on other F32 transoms. Is the transom thick enough to support a load like that? I’ll use backing plates on the inside.
Should be no issue supporting the handle . Not sure what you mean by ""I have seen step on other F32 transoms. Is the transom thick enough to support a load like that? ""
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Re: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Post by mikeandanne » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:12 am

mrjake56 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Thanks prowlersfish. The swim ladder is near the starboard end of the swim platform. I guess I’ll just need to drill a hole to see how big the gap is. I have seen step on other F32 transoms. Is the transom thick enough to support a load like that? I’ll use backing plates on the inside.
Another idea, drill a large hole to fit one of the nice white inspection covers, then you will have access the back of the fasteners for the handle whenever you want.
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