Definitely. There is no better material available to provide the stiffness, strength and durability required than premium grade laminated boat ply. This high-grade, 14-ply marine-grade fir plywood completely encased in fiberglass exceeds Parker's requirements for long-term durability and satisfaction. A total laminate combination of fiberglass mat, woven roven, polyester, bonding putty and marine grade plywood exceeds 22 plys. Parker's approach of constant product improvement ensures that when something truly superior comes along which will add value and longer life, it will certainly be considered. The current method of transom installation is one that has been perfected over 20 years of constant product improvement. For those companies who have had intermittent problems with transom failures, it is understandable that they would pursue another alternative. Bottom line on Parker's approach is, if we can't improve it or it ain't broke... don't fix it!