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The transom is the transverse, vertical section that makes up the rear, or stern of a boat directly opposite the bow. Transoms are flat or curved and are as high as the hull or low as the waterline. A vessel's name is co... More »

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Before you install a small outboard motor, make sure that your boat is in good condition. Prepare the boat's transom by replacing any rotten wood; reinforce it with plywood to strengthen it if necessary. Using a framing ... More »

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Replacing the seats on a Triton boat is a straightforward process that simply requires loosening the mounting screws to remove a seat and retightening them to secure a replacement seat in place. In a Triton TR20, There a... More »

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A boat's Hull Identification Number is found in the upper right corner of the transom, or stern. If a boat does not have a transom, or placement of the HIN on the transom is impractical, the HIN is located on the starboa... More »

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The four sides of a boat are the bow (front), stern (rear), port (left side as you face the bow) and starboard (right side as you face the bow). "Amidships" is used to refer to the center of the boat. More »

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The rear of the boat, described as the aft portion, is known as the stern. The stern is where the engine's propellers and rudder are located. More »

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All boats manufactured or imported after 1984 are required to have hull identification numbers in two places, with one being clearly visible from the outside of the boat on the starboard side of the transom and within tw... More »

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