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Old 01-26-2007, 07:10 PM
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Has anyone mounted one of these in a regulator 26 ft?
Old 08-13-2009, 05:17 AM
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I had no trouble installing the M-260 I can give you some good advice, Sand the box about 2 " inside and out and the hull location after you cut the correct angle so the adhesive has something to grab on to. I used the black 5200 just so it was easier to see that I covered the entire surface, Next I duct taped it into place, the first time I did it the sucker slid and I had to redue it all over. Let sit for the 24 hours for the 5200 to harden and filled no problem with leaking remember not to overfill the holding tank.

I'm having issues but the installation was no problem.
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What issues are u having, I'm getting ready to purchase this unit
Old 08-13-2009, 10:26 AM
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Outcast I'm affraid my problem involves the head unit, The transducer is great I can watch the chum drift out of the bag it's very clear!
Old 08-13-2009, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Shamrock Eddie View Post
I had no trouble installing the M-260 I can give you some good advice, Sand the box about 2 " inside and out and the hull location after you cut the correct angle so the adhesive has something to grab on to. I used the black 5200 just so it was easier to see that I covered the entire surface, Next I duct taped it into place, the first time I did it the sucker slid and I had to redue it all over. Let sit for the 24 hours for the 5200 to harden and filled no problem with leaking remember not to overfill the holding tank.
Unless you think for some reason you might need to remove the tank in the future, you would be better off using the Airmar recommended product - MarineTex, which is an epoxy filler material that becomes very hard and fully cures in 12 hours, not a week like 5200.
Old 08-14-2009, 07:45 AM
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I used the fast dry 5200 cured in 24 hours, I will take this unit with me when I change boats.
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Originally Posted by Shamrock Eddie View Post
I used the fast dry 5200 cured in 24 hours, I will take this unit with me when I change boats.
You can always buy a new tank. I would have used what was recommended per Airmar.
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Have any of you guys installed a thur hull transducer that utilizes a fairling on a trailerable boat?
Old 08-17-2009, 10:26 AM
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I did check with Airmar they are the ones that told me to use 5200. So far the tank isn't an issue when I sell I could buy another tank that is true it's only $100 but I don't want to leave that big of a box in the hull. Thought it was a good move ;?

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