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Old 10-20-2005, 02:56 PM
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Does anyone know of a anti-fouling paint that can be applied to a transducer when the transducer is in seawater? The transducers are attached to a bridge pier and cannot be removed. Thanks in advance.
Old 10-20-2005, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Transducer anti-fouling paint

That's a tough one. I think I would try either smearing it with waterproof grease or maybe wrapping it in a plastic bag. Paint will not stick for sure.
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Default RE: Transducer anti-fouling paint

Here ya go...transducer paint to prevent growth. This one is sold by West Marine.

West Marine Transducer Paint

And this one is sold by Boaters World and is much cheaper.

Boaters World Transducer Paint

I'm sure that there are other local marine sources in your neighborhood.



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Default Re: Transducer anti-fouling paint

I've had good success with the MDR
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Default Re: Transducer anti-fouling paint

Thank you for the replies and suggestions. The difficult fact is that the transducers are all underwater and cannot be removed. Whatever the antifouling "substance" will be it has to be applied underwater,......
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Default Re: Transducer anti-fouling paint

Like I said, smear it with boat trailer grease . . . perhaps add some cayenne pepper . . . should go on while underwater
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Default Re: Transducer anti-fouling paint

I had to have my boat pulled three weeks ago to add some goodies -- it had been in brackish water since May.

The trim tabs and I/O had loads of white barnacles which I flicked off with a knife. This fall, they are getting a good coat of anti-fouling paint.

I had treated my transducer to three coats of a black anti-fouling made by MDR (as mentioned above). It was perfectly clean.

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