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it is the traveler, but I guess that you have notice that).
Ha... in this case where will I fix the BBQ !!!

Oh that just make me thing about something : with open transom you can not set up an outboard engine. Ok they will have an inboard one anyway.


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Oh that just make me thing about something : with open transom you can not set up an outboard engine. Ok they will have an inboard one anyway.



Damn how do I shut off the webcam !?!
You have to admit she looks nice

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Maybe on the First 30 you cannot do that but that's because it has 2 rudders, not because it has an open transom.



This is a Cobra 33, it doesn't look well , but I would say you can.

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WDSchock will take your 525 or santana 20 into the shop for a new deck and also do an open transom up grade to your vintage boat for reasonable money.
i am told that there have been some to take advantage of this service.
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Fold down transoms

I went to my first boat show in about four years this week and many of the mass market builders had fold-down transoms instead of open transoms. Did I miss the introduction of this trend? Seems like a pretty good idea if the gas cylinders that move the thing up and down are reliable.
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I went to my first boat show in about four years this week and many of the mass market builders had fold-down transoms instead of open transoms. Did I miss the introduction of this trend? Seems like a pretty good idea if the gas cylinders that move the thing up and down are reliable.

Yes, we noticed that at the boat shows last year.. Bavaria, Hunter, Dufour and others have moved away from the totally open transom. Makes sense, as long as the resulting 'platform' is a usable dinghy height and comes with a good ladder.. I remember one of them had a rigid ladder that had to be stowed somewhere below.. not an ideal solution to my mind. You'd think they could incorporate a folding/retractable ladder into the transom section itself.

It's sure to give a greater sense of security for cruisers, but does somewhat negate the extremely good drainage that is probably the biggest asset of a true open transom. I do think the wide open transoms were mainly offered on boats considered racer/cruisers rather than cruiser/racers or outright cruisers, and that the transom treatment was a stylistic homage to ocean racers as much as anything.

Years back, in the late 80s Hunter offered one of the earlier versions of walkthroughs but the transom was so raked that it was still a rather large step from the dinghy up to the stern platform.
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I've had open transom Catalinas in very large waves and gale force winds and have taken more water into the cockpit over the bow than thru the transom. It is very unusual for the swimstep to even get wet. Now when the boat starts "surfing" you might need to change your shorts.
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