Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Gadgetman

ProV transom rotting

Question

Gadgetman

Much to my dismay I just discovered that the transom on my '97 ProV is rotten. To the point that I am going to have to get it replaced...how many other people have had this problem? Is it just Lund or do other metal boat mfgs have this issue. It appears to me that the transom cap they put on isnt capable of doing the job of keeping the water out of the transom space. And why they still us plywood in this location is beyond me, even if it is marine grade. I am really bummed out as it is going to cost me over $2500 by the time I get it all taken care of. Argghhhh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
walleyeaddict

no negativity against lund but had a buddy with a pro v six yrs old and he spent 3500 redoing his....sorry for ur luck u would think they could use some higher grad alum in place of plywood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
TSCTSC

Why dun you call Lund and tell them the problem that you are having? BTW, how did you know that it is rotting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Gadgetman

I found out that it was rotting because I accidentally bent the transom cap, the little piece of aluminium that is folded over the transom to keep water from getting in there. When I took off the cap to replace it it was very obvious that it was rotten. I have called lund and they tell me that it is out of warranty and that the warranty was for the original owner only. The real kicker is that the replacement will be built the same way as the one that failed and they will only warranty the new one for ONE year. I believe I am in the area known as "between a rock and a hard place". Cant hardly use the boat in the condition it is in for fear of a major catastrophy,and cant sell it due to liability issues. Now I have a much better understanding of why they say a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into....had I not bent the thing in the first place I wouldnt know about it and would continue to use the boat as usual. Cant imagine what would happen if a guy was blasting thru some 3 foot waves on mille lacs or winni with a transom in that shape. Also makes me wonder how many other guys have the same problem and dont know about it. I guess ignorance is bliss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Steve Bakken
shocked.gif $2500!?!? shocked.gif I have a policy of never criticizing competitors, and I'm not about to now, but being in the same business, I can't figure out how it's going to cost $2500 to replace that transom. I would shop around your area before paying that much. It just sounds really high. Most of the 'glass boats that we do don't cost that much, and alum boats run about half of the price of 'glass. Like I said, I'm not trying to bash the other guy, or steal business, I just know what I know and I hate to see a fellow fm'er pay way more than they should have to just because of the situation they're in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
RobertELee

Here check this thread out, some people on FM have replaced there transom themselves and saved alot of $$$. web page

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Valv

Take it to Steve Bakken, you will not be disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
stmichael

I would at the very least talk to Steve about it or get another quote somewhere else. If businesses are going to try and charge 2500 bucks to do this kind of work I am going to change professions. Not really, but, it gives a guy something to think about.

Realistically though, I did mine in a little over 24 hours. The first time doing one of this size, I did the transom on a 1963 12 ft. Crestliner a few years ago. and the bigger project was a 1982 16 ft. Sylvan with a 75 h.p. motor.

I noticed mine was rotting when I put the transom saver on the motor and when applying a little bit of force to the transom it would flex inwards. When I took it apart it came out in pieces, all squishy, thank goodness the aluminum held up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Gadgetman

As far as doing it myself I dont feel comfortable with this type of job. I have a 200hp optimax on the back and dont want to risk doing anything wrong. If it was one of my other boats and was as simple as cutting a small piece of plywood and bolting it on I would have done it already. Unfortunately due to the size/weight and torque that this motor is capable of generating I think that it needs to be done professionally. I did talk with Richard (Steves father I believe) this a.m. and am thinking about making a trip down to their shop and let them take a look at it. Sounded like a very well versed guy and indicated that it shouldnt cost nearly as much as I had been quoted by the mfg. Plus I have a buddy with some farmland down there that needs somehelp with his pheasant control program cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
marine_man

One thing to note here... the root cause of your problem could be as simple as not enough silicone around your motor mounting holes. It obviously could be many other things, including manufacturing defects, etc.. but if the holes around the motor aren't siliconed well (especially the lower ones) it will rot the transom over time.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
stmichael

good thought.

I had the mind set when I got into mine, that if it was going to be too difficult, I was ready to sell the boat for scrap aluminum. Sell/give the trailer away, Salvage the motor and controls.

I had basically nothing to lose, by doing it by myself and that makes a big difference in deciding what to do.

Good Luck! Not that you are going to need it.

Good point marineman, never hurts to walk around with the silicone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Freckles

Where is Steve Bakkan Located?

Freckles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Valv

New Richland, MN 40 miles south of MPLS

Do a Google Map search

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • monstermoose78
      I will be going out for the night bite on green this week. I need to find some more fish as the wife wants a fresh fish dinner.
    • Wanderer
      We found our better pike in 20 fow this weekend.  Same weekend last year they were in 7.  That might be the reason you haven’t been seeing much while spearing? Thicker ice and more snow.  And they’ve been grabbing small minnows after staring at em for a long time.  They marked a heavy line on the sonar for up to half hour before slurping in the crappie minnow. Small shiners have been getting small pike.  Large shiners haven’t been getting hit at all.
    • Spss
      I've been out there a few times. Where are the deadheads?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Fished shields lake yesterday from 900 am to 6. 12 fow caught 25 real nice gills 10 perch ,all dinks. And 2 crappie about 9 inches. Pretty steady fishing all day. We were about 50 yds from all the sleepers. Lots of traffic. At least 2 ft of ice. Used a little ant , orange and bright green with some white dressing tied to it. Got em from Nagel's. He said they were good, and he was right. Tipped with wax worm. Crappie came in at 530 caught the biggest on a glow blue angel eye with a minnow head. Snowing really hard so we packed up. Tent is froze. But we're going back out here in a bit. Gonna try roberds lake. I'll post later on that. Good luck all!
    • Tom Sawyer
      You two are sure putting the smack down on some super sized Pike! Those walleye text you just sent were nice too. Your killing me man; I'm off todo more snowblowing. Though to take it when the wife's schoolin' ya', been there lots of times with Patty. Join my club, LOL!
    • Bigfatbert
      Slobslayer99 , Echo can be a fun lake to fish for Walleye and Crappie. As for being there on the opener , like most lakes , it's all going to come down to when the ice goes out , and the type of springtime weather that prevails up there this year as to how the opener bite might be . The lake is shallow and has quite stained water . Early ice out , and a warmer spring can have the lake good to go on the opener for you  for both species. As for where to fish , that also depends on the spring also , as the water starts to warm there , very shallow muck with deadheads around the lake , or the shallow rock pile with reeds on the far eastern  end are usually safe bets for Crappie . As for the walleye , they can be caught on the rocky shorelines throughout the lake . Early fishing there is best with minnows...  ahhh the opener , you gotta love it .
    • Slobslayer99
      Going up the echo for the first time this opener any tips or info would be appreciated
    • JBMasterAngler
      Tried South Lindstrom today. Was able to mark some fish, but they were tight to the bottom, and would not move! Got 1 tiny perch. Was only out for a little bit, then the snow really started coming down. Talked to someone else, and they had the exact same results.
    • monstermoose78
      I have two boss toms at my dads and I think a strutter might be the ticket
    • IceHawk
      I'm really leaning to buying a mojo scoot and shoot amd trying that this year talk about a adrenaline rush. 
  • Share & Have Fun