Hello all, I’m about to start gathering materials for replacing my transom, which was rotten to the core. As I’m starting from scratch I have an idea to add additional strength across the back and up the internal panel to allow steps and auxiliary engine mounts to be fitted safely. Because I am using hardwood ply, would it give more strength to laminate the transom to its correct thickness with say several laminations of 12mm hardwood ply? I’m aiming for 50mm thickness or there abouts. As I am also replacing the stringers, could you suggest what materials (resins, CSM, BI cloth etc) would suit best for both applications please? I have been told to go with the following, 450g-900g CSM, biaxial tape to tab in joints, polyester resin, chopped glass and silica for radius joints.