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Transom door on 32' 20 Sep 2007 23:58 #1

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How do you do it on a 1987 3270 ?

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Transom door on 32' 21 Sep 2007 00:25 #2

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Boaters Discount in LaConner (Washington) has done a number of these. While I haven't had them do any work on my boat, I've heard good things about them.

Note that most newer model 32xxs that have factory transom doors have side cleats that are more forward than those without. If/when you install a door, you may want to relocate yours forward to relieve an additional stress you place on the gunnel by having the door there.

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Transom door on 32' 21 Sep 2007 01:54 #3

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We had a transom door installed, stbd side, in Pacifier in 2001 by Boater's Discount Center in LaConner. They did a beautiful job, and there have been no cracks or problems. I just saw PugetSoundDogs a couple of weeks ago that he had installed there also. His is installed on center, and looks great. The guy just takes a chain saw, or was it a demo saw, can't remember, and cuts out the opening, and then rebuilds the whole thing, useing the cut out portion for the door.

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Transom door on 32' 21 Sep 2007 15:43 #4

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Ditto - had a center cut transom door installed by Boater's Discount last winter in our 1987 3270 and it came out fantastic. Not cheap, but well worth it.

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Transom door on 32' 21 Sep 2007 17:08 #5

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I live in La Conner and Boater's Discount is our local marine store. I'm in there at least once a week. They are great to deal with, and the work they do is fantastic. You won't be disappointed.

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Transom door on 32' 21 Sep 2007 20:31 #6

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Thanks for the info. about the transom door.
I live on long Island, N.Y. do you any one here ?

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Transom door on 32' 22 Sep 2007 02:22 #7

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...and this is why you should either fill out your profile, or give complete data on your boat, engines, and location when you ask a question. It's possible that someone will benefit from the data that we have provided, but in essence, we have wasted our time. :ouch

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Transom door on 32' 22 Sep 2007 03:10 #8

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Yes, Boater's Discount did our transom door. It turned out excellently. We took the boat and left it there for a week. I was there when he did the initial cut. Basicially, he marked it out with a template for the top cut and a framer's square for the sides and bottom. Then he took a sawzall with a long blade and cut it out, cutting from the outside and cutting the inside at the same time. Once he had the door cut out, he took it home to patch the door. And down at the boat, he put wood fillers in the hollow between the outside transom walls and the inside liner and glassed it all in. The finished product looks totally stock and it works great.

We also have the fiberglass cockpit cover they make and last year we had them make a wider swim step for us. The additional width is great for everything off the back.

Pugetsoundog (woof)

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Transom door on 32' 22 Sep 2007 03:49 #9

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I think Nate Brown put one in his 32 when he had it.
Doug

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