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  • 10 minute transom saver

    • Year: 2007 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: LSV 247 Cost: $0-$249 DIY or Professional Install: I installed it

    Real simple project here but maybe someone else will benefit from seeing it.     I had some scratches on the back of my transom, which I inherited from buying a used boat.  The plan was to wet sand and polish the scratches, and then cover it with a transom saver to protect it going forward.  We still use the boat for wake boarding, which seems to be the biggest culprit for transom scratches.

    Here's the scratches prior to the fix.

    Rather than tying on a branded transom saver with a big logo, I chose to go for a sleeper look -- where you really can't tell there's a transom saver at all.

     I used a sample of EVA foam flooring, which cost $40 plus shipping.  I used the Marine Deck Factory material that many on Wake Garage have used for floors.   I went with plain black grain texture, lined up horizontally.   


    Cutting it was as simple as using a razor blade.  I ended up using blue masking tape as a visual line to cut with... so that I didn't draw on the actual material. 



    Final picture with the EVA foam... you hardly even notice its there.... which was what I was after.   Provides nice soft protection against the transom.  I may also add a narrow strip across the back rail of the surf gate swim deck I added for the surf gate project.     


    Totally simple.  About a 10 minute job.   Works for me.

    User Feedback

    Great job as usual Rugger!  If the rest of your boat get equal attention that the ass does, it's going to be better than a new boat for sure!!

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