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Neptune 24 transom

Ahoy,
I am curious to know whether this is a normal occurence or something to be concerned about: When we run the outboard on our Neptune 24 at a high rev the transom bows out slightly from the pressure excerted....is this normal? We are in the process of restoring the rest of the boat and I have this image of finishing up and then watching the transom fall off as we motor up some day...!
I have noticed that the motor mount, rudder and ladder are all backed on the inside by (presumably) marine plywood backing. I believe that wood may be giving out to dryrot at the edges, as one can pull off tufts of it from the extreme edges although the center of it is quite strong and firm.
Cheers, Tim Kasper
Finnegans Wake, San Diego
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