fallguy1000 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:26 pm
But saturated transom is plenty heavy.
Maybe that's it. Here's a (possibly insane) sanity check:
I just read that the saturation density of pine can be as high as 250%. Assume a base moisture content of 30%, so assume a max increase of 220%. Full sheet of 3/4" pine ply is 60lbs
I don't know how much wood is in the transom, but if we look at a few scenarios:
2 full sheets = extra 144 lbs
3 full sheets = extra 216 lbs
4 full sheets = extra 288 lbs
5 full sheets = extra 360 lbs
So, depending on how much wood is actually in the transom, that is potentially a lot of extra weight if it's saturated to it's max capacity
If the stringers and sole are saturated and contributing, I would think they'd need to be saturated near the rear only or else the boat would not squat so much, they would weigh it more evenly bow-to-stern.
There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.