Before installing the transom cap doubler, I placed a fillet on the inside edge between the transom and transom cap. This is much easier to reach before you install the doubler.This is another step where you’ll need a bucket full of clamps. It’s important to ensure the doubler is up tight against the cap. I placed small wooden support pieces under each clamp to prevent denting the cap. Originally, I planned to fill the gap between the doubler and the cap shown above, but after thinking it through, I decided to leave it open to prevent water from getting trapped behind this area. I rounded all the exposed edges with 1/8″ round over bit before installing. I can’t stand a sharp edge. These backer pieces will be glued behind the hatch openings in BH3 for additional support. I rolled them with the excess epoxy. Summary:
I’m happy with how this turned out. I have enough room to drill the holes for the rear traveler line (through solid epoxy) and created a nice area for proper water drainage.