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Old 24 February 2005, 12:03   #11
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aaaahh aaaahh

But is this a problem with the radio? - or is it a problem with the boat?
Neither...just the monkey who fitted it! Must have been on commission to use as much Sikaflex as possible...little scrote...
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Old 27 February 2005, 05:19   #12
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Would the use of sikaflex have any bearing on Icom's warranty? May consider this approach - as long as I don't need to remove the radio again.
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Old 27 February 2005, 05:53   #13
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I should hope not! But remember the radio itself is water resistant, I think for one metre of water for thirty minutes. So the sealent should actually be there to stop the wiring and rest of the cosole from getting wet.

I cant think of a rib manufaturer who doesn't use silicone to seal stuff implanted in the Console and with the absense of a radio/console sealing gasket then you don't have a lot of choice.

It would be fair to say however that I am not in a position to comment on what and will not invalidate the warranty
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Old 01 March 2005, 04:45   #14
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I have just purchased the flush mount kit, despite cost (well if you are going to buy the radio why stop there ). This does not include any rubber seal/ gasket to place inbetween consol and radio - surely for waterproofing this would be included - especially at 25 for two pieces of ss and a couple of bolts. By the way, anyone want to buy a M601 mounting bracket - unused!

For all the marine radio's that we sell we get very very few requests or questions about a gaskit.

As the radio is fully water proof it is not needed to keep the water off the set.
Most, as you have seen from the comments, use something like Sikaflex.

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Old 01 March 2005, 10:09   #15
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Rubber seals

Suggest you get some 2/3mm expanded rubber foam and do what I have done - cut a hole in it . It comes in sheets and can be had for pennies from a suitable rubber maunfacturer like Portmere Rubber in Southampton. We all know that if you use something wet and moist and comes out of a tube you will be stuck when you want to remove the radio - which of course we all do at winter lay-up time.

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Old 01 March 2005, 16:35   #16
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My 601 is flush mounted using Sikaflex as the seal. It gets a good soaking all year round and so far is 100% waterproof.
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Old 01 March 2005, 17:41   #17
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That makes my feel very happy knowing I'm not the only person fkkd by sikaflex. Some nobba stuck my trim tabs on with it, I'm gonna have to tie the fkkn tab to bugle billy, and the boat/trailer to the patrol and pull fkkn hard.

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Which, having just had to do it on my Humber... is an absolute twat of a job!!!
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Old 07 March 2005, 13:07   #18
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Thank you for your comments regarding the gasket My point was not to keep water off the set, which is waterproof (my main reason for buying it, and very pleased I am!), but to keep my console dry I will need to seal around the radio. As suggested, a piece of rubber is only a few pence. The flush mount kit is 25. Surely it would make sense to include an expanded rubber gasket or similar. I do not want to fix my radio with sikaflex (although might make it theft proof although I suppose they will take the whole boat instead! : ) as it is likely there will be a need to take it out for some reason in the future. It just seems to me that a flush mount kit should include a waterproof gasket.

With regards to connecting to the garmin 182c and the phono plugs do they need to be grounded your previous email seemed to indicate that this was not necessary It is a good idea to take a feed from the black lead of the Garmin to the outer of the Phono plugs.

Is this the case? Thanks in advance
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Old 07 March 2005, 18:11   #19
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I would suggest that you do make an earth/ground conection.
We have a had a couple of problems where, due to something strange with the boats wiring, if it is not conected no position is displayed on the radio.
Once the earth/ground is made the position appears.

So to be on the safe side make it.

I will pass the comments re a gasket up the line.
It is unlikely to change as I mentioned this is the first time I have been asked for this in at least 4 years.
Although I have said unlikely, stranger things have happened.

I hope that helps a bit.

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Old 08 March 2005, 02:53   #20
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