I have to do a major repair to my boat’s Volvo Penta SX-M Transom Shield. I removed the engine, the transmission, the gimbal bearing housing, and all the bolts and nuts that hold the transom shield from the inner transom plate, but the shield seems to be stuck to the transom. Am I missing something to remove this shield? Friends tell me they usually are attached to the transom using 5200. If that is the case, how can I remove this? My shield has a hole that allows a lot of water to enter the bilge, and I need to correct this as soon as possible.
– Carlos Maldonao, Caguas, Puerto Rico
I believe your friends, but it would be prudent to contact the builder to make sure. If the boat was built by a private builder, I feel certain 5200 was used. Another thing you might do is call 3M and see what the folks there recommend for removal. All I’ve ever seen is boat builders scrap entire transoms when building errors are encountered. Wish I could put a smile on your face.