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Old 09-30-2004, 07:40 PM
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Getting ready to mount a kick-up transducer on my fiberglass centerconsole and need input as this is my first time trying this.
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:46 PM
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I would get some starboard, mount a block of that to the transom, then mount the transducer to the starboard.
I drilled into my transom, sealed the screws with 4200, then used 5200 to double secure the starboard to the hull. Used sealent around the edges of the starboard. Then used screws (shorter then the starboard was thick) to secure the transducer to the starboard. I can change transducers all day long, and never drill a new hole into the hull.

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Follow the above advice BUT do not use starboard ... it's moleculer make up will actually release the 5200 bond shortly

use Epoxy coated Mahogany... or simply seal it well and mount it directly to your transom!..

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Default RE: mounting fish finder

Or better yet, just use a FIBERGLASS block. Go to the nearest boat manufacturer (if there is one near you), or fiberglass repair shop anmd ask for a small piece of scrap. Then glass a small block to the transom.
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I'm looking to do the same thing. Could Corian be used???
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You can mount directly to the transom with no problems. I would countersink the screw hole slightly because the gelcoat may peel or crack when you screw the screws. Use 5200 when setting the screws. Depending on the hieght of your transom you may want to either route the cable over thhe top and thru the fuel and cable pass thru into the hull or drill a 3/4" hole into the transom above the water line to pass the cable.
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:44 PM
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thanks for the heads up on starboard. Mine is still snug, but Ill be checking it when i pull the boat. I like the idea of sealed block of mahogany. I never liked the way screw bit into starboard.

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