in the final stages of finishing up this y stern and cant remember-never took pictures of the transom.Was wondering if the transom had an outer across the back or if not how the outwales were finished at the rear of the canoe
Definitely no outer across the back as this would be in the way of the outboard motor. Outwales end at the transom. Note that there is a total of 6 factory carriage bolts [ 3 per side ] that go through the outwale, inwale then the 90 degree metal brace. The factory metal brace was crude yet functional. Pictures are of 16' and 20' Chestnuts. Hope they help.