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Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2014, 1:08 PM Reply   
So over the weekend, I had the top bolts rip out of the transom of the boat as shown in the attached picture. Has anyone had this happen before? I tried looking at the backside but it seems to be under the floor so I am afraid the floor has to be cut out in the back? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-21-2014, 2:00 PM Reply   
I don't believe they are thru bolted, as I assume a Supra would be like our old Moomba
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2014, 2:04 PM Reply   
They are not through bolted I figured that out but was told in order to fix it correctly it would need to be done on the inside and the outside otherwise it would be too weak.
Old    Jeff Garvey (garveyj)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-21-2014, 2:08 PM Reply   
you might be able to just fill the holes with some fiberglass (or maybe epoxy) and redrill the screws in once it is all set up....I would try that first
Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-21-2014, 2:52 PM Reply   
Measure up from the plug on the outside to the screw center. Then transfer to the inside of the boat, to find the location. I would thru bolt with a backer plate if you think it will happen again. What caused it.
Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-21-2014, 3:34 PM Reply   
How do they not bolt those in? Scary.
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2014, 3:36 PM Reply   
I did measure from the outside then do same inside because I also thought through bolting it with a plate was a good idea. The problem is the measurements are under the floor.
Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-21-2014, 4:10 PM Reply   
That sucks. That must be why they are screwed in.

I cut the floors out of the back of my boat but, just to gain ballast capacity. It all depends on the structural integrity of the hull and how it's all put together. You could just cut some access panels in if you need to.
Old    Jay Wedsted (jbird)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-21-2014, 5:43 PM Reply   
I'd contact the manufacturer! Shouldnt this fall under some hull warranty issue?
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2014, 7:15 PM Reply   
Was thinking about calling them tomorrow to see what their thoughts are
Old    Trayson Harmon (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013       07-22-2014, 9:30 AM Reply   
Yeah, I would have expected it to be through bolted. Look at the backing plate for the swim platform bracket that's on my 1992 Supra Sunsport. It is also the plate that has the lift points on the rear of the hull.

Old    James (Silverbullet555)      Join Date: May 2010       07-22-2014, 10:39 AM Reply   
Damn. Sucks it wasn't through bolted and actually can't believe they don't through bolt. I would
call the mfg to talk to them about the repair. If you have to cut until the floor look into 6 or 8" access ports to do the work.
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-22-2014, 11:44 AM Reply   
Yea they were like 3" lag bolts and the ones on top that pulled out were actually snapped. When we pulled the bottom ones the tips were like those self drilling tips. Was actually kind of hoping someone on here said oh yea that happened to me it's an easy fix haha going to call supra today about it
Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-22-2014, 12:24 PM Reply   
Did you try the supra or moomba forum?
Old     (Motosno963)      Join Date: Mar 2014       07-22-2014, 3:51 PM Reply   
You sure?.. my 04 outback I think has the through hull bolts for the platform
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-22-2014, 7:01 PM Reply   
Yep same thing happened to mine. I cut 4" holes in the bottom of the lockers in order to gain access to the area and plated and thru hull bolted them. Sealed everything up, and she's rock solid now.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-23-2014, 12:20 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbird View Post
I'd contact the manufacturer! Shouldnt this fall under some hull warranty issue?
Good point.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-23-2014, 9:48 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by markj View Post
Good point.
Only if you are the original owner. I tried that route with mine and I was denied by Supra since I was not the original owner when it happened.
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-23-2014, 9:59 AM Reply   
I am going to call anyways, would think there wouldnt be a difference if it was original owner or not but guess I will find out. Its weird that a 1992 is through bolted but then they stopped. A buddy has a 07 moomba lsv and that is through bolted because they started getting spider cracks and were sent some big washers or backing plate of some sort to stop the issue.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-23-2014, 4:32 PM Reply   
Its not a matter if they will help you with information or not. Supra tech support has always been real good with me, the problem is that the lifetime hull warranty is for the original owner only. I was told by them that there was a form to transfer the warranty one time but it had to be done within a certain time after the boat was built.
Old    David (99Bison)      Join Date: Sep 2012       07-23-2014, 4:45 PM Reply   
My 01 is through bolted on top bolts and lagged on the bottom.
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-23-2014, 6:34 PM Reply   
I'll bet the "lifetime hull warranty " applies to structural issues only, and bolt on brackets typically have nothing to do with structure. Good bunch of guys at SC, though, can't hurt to ask.

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