Transom Replacement - 1975 StarCraft
I have a 15' 1975 StarCraft that I started re-painting and then like any other project things got out of hand. I started redoing the inside as well and then the transom started to stand out. Needed to take my 40HP into the shop anyway, so the motor is off the boat and the old transom wood is pocket-marked with holes and dry-rot in a couple places. It appears that the transom may have been made with layers of wood / plywood, not a single piece like I thought, that's not to say it doesn't hold like a single piece of wood, but it doesn't appear it actually is.
Anyway, my question is, what kind of wood should I use to replace the transom with. I was thinking a solid piece of Oak cut to size, to match the other woodwork on the boat. The boat is rated for a 50HP, but even the 40 is a big engine for the size of the boat, so i need to make sure things are solid.
Any help would be appreciated.