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Old 08 October 2018, 15:27   #1
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Fitting transom wheels

My excel 330 arrived today, I want to fix my transom wheels this weekend, Im new to this so need some advice, could anyone tell what silicone is best to use ? Do I only need to put silicone on the nuts and bolts? Or do I need to cover back of bracket with it? My transom wheels have come without instructions, so not sure where to drill holes, is there a special position to fix brackets? Height? Width? How far away from the tubes Don't want to mess this up.

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Old 08 October 2018, 19:15   #2
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Do you have a photo of the transom wheels you have and of the transom... it would help us give advice.
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Old 09 October 2018, 02:58   #3
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My excel 330 arrived today, I want to fix my transom wheels this weekend, Im new to this so need some advice, could anyone tell what silicone is best to use ? Do I only need to put silicone on the nuts and bolts? Or do I need to cover back of bracket with it? My transom wheels have come without instructions, so not sure where to drill holes, is there a special position to fix brackets? Height? Width? How far away from the tubes Don't want to mess this up.

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Look at a Product called CT1 you will not find better
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Old 09 October 2018, 05:19   #4
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I wasn't sure but I've just checked a data sheet to confirm CT1 is OK for salt water and it is, primarily a builders do everything sealer/adhesive. The usual forum advised product for sealing anything on a boat is Sikaflex.

Whichever you use it only needs to seal holes through the transom to stop water ingress to its core. Remember to seal from both inside and outside of the transom. I'd not put it on the back of the bracket as it could make them a pig to remove in the future if needed.

I'll wait to hear where the transom wheels came from/what model and pics if possible before advising more... to avoid having 8 holes in the wrong place you need to get this right first time.
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Old 09 October 2018, 06:14   #5
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CT1 Is incredible stuff far better than Sika
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Old 09 October 2018, 15:31   #6
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I wasn't sure but I've just checked a data sheet to confirm CT1 is OK for salt water and it is, primarily a builders do everything sealer/adhesive. The usual forum advised product for sealing anything on a boat is Sikaflex.

Whichever you use it only needs to seal holes through the transom to stop water ingress to its core. Remember to seal from both inside and outside of the transom. I'd not put it on the back of the bracket as it could make them a pig to remove in the future if needed.

I'll wait to hear where the transom wheels came from/what model and pics if possible before advising more... to avoid having 8 holes in the wrong place you need to get this right first time.
My wheels are 250mm pneumatic, retractable and detachable , can't tell you anymore than that, as I haven't got any more info
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CT1 Is incredible stuff far better than Sika
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I wasn't sure but I've just checked a data sheet to confirm CT1 is OK for salt water and it is, primarily a builders do everything sealer/adhesive. The usual forum advised product for sealing anything on a boat is Sikaflex.

Whichever you use it only needs to seal holes through the transom to stop water ingress to its core. Remember to seal from both inside and outside of the transom. I'd not put it on the back of the bracket as it could make them a pig to remove in the future if needed.

I'll wait to hear where the transom wheels came from/what model and pics if possible before advising more... to avoid having 8 holes in the wrong place you need to get this right first time.

I got the wheels through excel boats, 250mm , haven't got picture of transom yet, as it is still packed away
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I have those on my aerotec, work great and sturdy
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You might want to pump them up with the foam puncture repair aerosols as they are notorious for deflating all on their own.
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