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ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
|Author||Topic: Underwater Sealant|
posted 06-21-2001 11:45 PM ET (US)
I have to fit a new transducer for a new sonar unit on my whaler, I don't have a trailer available, nor a lift... I'm faced with installing the transducer underwater, I'm concerned with sealing the holes I must drill, does anyone know of a good underwater sealant that would do the job, or should I beach her and use some highlift jacks to elevate the transom>>>
posted 06-22-2001 09:05 AM ET (US)
I would recommend undertaking the install on land! If you drilled holes in the transom below the waterline they would immediately let in water. Then, when you installed the transducer and sealed them, the water would be trapped. That can't be good for the wood.
posted 06-22-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)
Know anybody with the same boat on a trailer?
Failing that, I'd make the boat as light as
However, you do want to seal the screws.
posted 06-22-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)
I too would recomend the 101. However, after my latest experience, water does not set it up very fast. It takes at least 5 hours to skin over, and a full 2 weeks to cure. I would not put it back into the water immediately.
posted 06-25-2001 07:35 AM ET (US)
I saw in the Cabela's catalogue a transducer mount (looks like starboard) that has the screws above the waterline. Check out their catalogue.
posted 06-25-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)
Thanks for all of the advice, actually I decided to modify the mounting hardware for the humminbird transducer to fit a lowrance 1240 bracket, had to do some interesting tweaking, but it's working great... the lowrance bracket was already affixed to the transom so no worries...
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