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Old 05-27-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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I agree that wood definitely has it's place but knowing that there's wood in the transom just confirms that I made the right decision to avoid mounting the transducer on the transom.

I looked in the ski locker and the underside of the sole appears to be all fiberglass so other than where the seats are, there's probably not much wood there. Composite stringers and fiberglass sole means no rip and replace the floor for me.
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well..I just got back from a factory tour in NC and from the time they shoot the fiberglass to the time they roll it out the door..we got to see every aspect of the construction.....there is wood in the transome and stringers.....saw the jigs going into one 28ft maxum....what an awesome tour!!..will post more about it all later...
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Wood in the stingers? That's surprising since the literature for my boat clearly states composite stringers.
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So, I finally got an answer to my inquiry submitted on the Maxumboats website. The answer is that there is a 1" layer of wood encased in fiberglass and another 5/8" layer of wood that is also encased in fiberglass. Just figured I'd post what I found.

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as for the composite stringers...well...they may have been composite in your models but the ones we saw were wood stringers encased in fiberglass....thus it's technically a composite stringer.....there is definitely wood in the transom....it's about an inch and a half thick.....as long as you seal the holes real well after you drill in..you shouldn't have any issues with any rot...you really must seal them properly....

the Hull itself is fiberglass..bout an inch thick...I did drill a hole large enough to install a portlight in my batcave....the thickness is 1 inch thick...5/8ths in other places.....when we toured the factory ..we all were impressed with the way everything is built in house....all the cabinetry is manufactured in house...all the vinyl is installed in house...right there...it's all custom fit to the spot it's supposed to be placed...the wood is cut by a C&C machine so it's all the same from boat to boat....the showers are all built on site....the engine/drives are sitting 4 tall in thier shipping crates waiting to go into the next boat.....we saw from the initial layup in the molds to the boat rolling out the door...it was a great tour!!....

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Seapuppy,

Your tour was in NC right? Did they install drivetrains there as well? I was told by Maxum that my drivetrain was installed in Mexico and there's a sticker on the transom that agrees. Maybe everything but the drivetrain is installed in NC and then shipped to Mexico but that sounds like a waste.
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Your tour was in NC right? Did they install drivetrains there as well? I was told by Maxum that my drivetrain was installed in Mexico and there's a sticker on the transom that agrees. Maybe everything but the drivetrain is installed in NC and then shipped to Mexico but that sounds like a waste.
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the smaller boats are all built in mexico...the drives are sent there and installed before the upper shell is flipped over and installed....makes running wires and dropping the engine drive in easier..

on the larger boats we saw being built ..everything is installed before the upper shell is flipped over and installed....engines...drives...wires...heads..cab inets..everything is pre-installed and then the upper shell is installed...rub rail is added to hide the screws and rivets...and final touches are added before it is shuved out the door.....a complete ready to go boat....they are going to add a pool to drop the boats in the building for testing the engines before they stick them on the trailer.....it's really amazing to see them put it all together...
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