Transom Clamp Bolts REALLY Frozen

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  • Mumbles
    Mumbles
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    #166632

    Quite often I find the threads get galled if they have been seized and then forced to turn so if they don’t break off, I’ll cut them off, drill them out, chase the threads, and make new ones. The cast handle gets removed first before forcing them as it is brittle and will break quite easily.

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    crosbyman
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    #166639

    Mumbles… really nice work

    unfortunately few of us have your skills and…tools 🙂

    bobw
    bobw
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    #166646

    Very nice work indeed. Looks better than factory new.

    Bob

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    fleetwin
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    #166658

    Mumbles is right, once froze up, the threads usually get galled even worse during heating/rocking/oiling attempts because of the aluminum threads on the clamp screws. Fortunately, the aluminum is easy to drill out….

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    XR55
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    #166678

    Do it the way I suggested and all of the threads will survive in undamaged condition and no disassembly needed and no new parts are required.

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    dave-bernard
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    #166733

    not everybody can weld and mercury clamps are much stronger.

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    jeff-register
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    #166772

    PugetSounder,
    I agree, Some people make things happen, others wonder what happened & still others don’t know anything happened!

    lindy46
    lindy46
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    #166884

    Well, after lots of soaking and drilling holes and soaking again, I gave up. I purchased a good used transom clamp. Problem solved!

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    PugetSoundBoater
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    #166938

    Anybody bought the stainless steel BRP transom clamp screws. Kinda pricey.

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