The lower portion of my 27 sport's transom has rot. It was quite evident when I could scoop out pieces of wood with just my finger alone through the drain plug hole. Should there have been a protective sleeve? seems it would've been a prudent thing to do - nor - did I see any evidence that they protected the area with a resin. I'm leaning towards replacement of the transom with Marine ply with particular care in those before troubled area's, but even though Coosa is 3x's the cost it might be worth it in more ways than money. Any thoughts???