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Old 03 February 2007, 11:51   #1
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Sounder transducer mounting

Has anyone mounted a transom mount transducer inside the hull with sikaflex instead of epoxy? I would like the option to remove it at some stage.
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Old 03 February 2007, 14:35   #2
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I seem to remember the suggestion made to me was to use silicone sealant to stick it in the bilge well, though I must admit I ended up making a new bracket for the hull so its still on the outside and I haven't tried it yet. Partly as the bilge well is always damp and the summer has been too crap this year to get it dry!
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Old 03 February 2007, 15:14   #3
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yup, i used silicon and it has been fine. I made a mould out of a milk carton and lined it with cling film so I could get the mould off. Just have to be careful so as not to get any bubbles in it and it may take a while to dry if its thick.
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Old 03 February 2007, 15:45   #4
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yup, i used silicon and it has been fine. I made a mould out of a milk carton and lined it with cling film so I could get the mould off. Just have to be careful so as not to get any bubbles in it and it may take a while to dry if its thick.
Thanks for the replies guys,i was hoping someone would say it was possible. The area i've got to mount it to is sloping so it would be much easier for me to use silicone and especially as it's cold,i doubt epoxy would go off at the moment.
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Old 04 February 2007, 04:26   #5
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Mine was fixed with silicone sealant 18 months ago and works fine.
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Old 04 February 2007, 04:27   #6
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in the sea rider there is a double hull, i roughed the surphace to be bonded to,so with transducer in one hand and silicon gun in other, i built ut the layers of silicon to about a half inch high making sure no bubbles, then set it down, took it out yesterdey and all worked perfectly,
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