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sternsailart3S.jpg (49905 bytes) Summer Breeze! - This is the story of an 11'8" long 50" beam 16" sides, 500 lb capacity skiff from two sheets of 1/4" 4x8 plywood. Award winning - She won the 2001 Duckworks design contest. 
   Transom:
Introduction
Getting started
Sides 
  Skarfing
Frame
Transom 
Stem
Bending
Chines
Bottom
Gunwales
Quarter knees
Seat
Mast Partner
Keel & Skeg
Mast & Spars
Leeboard
Rudder
Sail 
Floatation 
Painting 
Resources 

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Made of solid 1x12 (3/4 x 11 5/8) the bottom measures 29 inches and the top 34 inches. These measurements are for the outside or aft side of the transom. That way if you decide to make your transom of thinner or thicker stock it will still be right. The aft, or outside dimensions remain the same.  The angle is 13 degrees. Or 103 degrees for most circular saws, since your adding 13 to 90. Remember to mark the center clearly on top and bottom edges. This is crucial for alignment later.

The arched crown addition is optional. (Looks sweet though.) The transom could also be made from or 3/4 ply if you have it. My first Summer Breeze transom was made from 2 x 12 stock. Which seemed to be overkill, however Scott Widmier used 2 layers of 3/4" ply laminated for his boat.

 

   
 

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