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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

Same identification system in the US, on bottles and plastic containers. At least they look the same. I don't think you would find one on a cutting board.

Is there a starboard fabricator in your area? Sounds like you only need a piece of scrap. I would seriously consider using a piece of teak or mahogany, which can also be found in scrap.
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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

FinallySailing - I briefly looked around on-line. Some cutting board labels specify polyethelene but most do not. Any additional detail may say antimicrobial.

Minnewaska - I'll do more looking for a fabricator. Didn't find anyone close by but I'll ask at my marina.

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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

For recycling purposes and labelling?

All the polythenes will probably be the same label. Indoor, outdoor, low density, high density, the question is whether it is any-poly-thene or not-poly-thene. Dollar store, finest export grade plastic. At that price, you know?

To be sure of what the plastic is, you'll have to order from a plastics supplier or other industrial source at matching prices. i'd also have a limited amount of faith in any label at the dollar store since one of their sources is after all mislabelled goods being sold on clearance.
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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

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Simple solution - paint it, whatever the grade.
Lotsa luck! That would be like trying to paint Teflon or Nylon.
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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

You don't really need much other than something solid that is thick enough. Some kind of plastic would probably be best to reduce maintenance - if you have a fiberglass shop in your area you could get a bit of G2 (prefabricated fiberglass sheet) of the proper thickness.
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Re: What shim material to use between the transom & motor mount?

Having the stainless bracket modified to stand off further, is probably a pretty good solution to.
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