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jimmer2880
07-21-2006, 10:46 AM
My wife bought me a new depth finder. But, it didn't come with any epoxy for glueing the puck to the hull. Does anyone know what kind I should use? I checked West Marine's catalogue, but there are too many to choose from, and none of them dumbed it down to my level by saying "puck epoxy".

bcampbe7
07-21-2006, 10:52 AM
My wife bought me a new depth finder. But, it didn't come with any epoxy for glueing the puck to the hull. Does anyone know what kind I should use? I checked West Marine's catalogue, but there are too many to choose from, and none of them dumbed it down to my level by saying "puck epoxy".


IIRC, I just used a 2 part epoxy from Lowes. I can't remember the specifics of it though.

jraben8
07-21-2006, 11:01 AM
That's what I used as well. Just make sure that when you set it that you get all of the air bubbles out between the puck and the hull.

G-man
07-21-2006, 11:04 AM
Not all epoxy is water proof, just look for that on the label.

vogelm1
07-21-2006, 11:05 AM
It will help to "scuff" up the area where the puck will be so you get good adhesion. The basic 2-part epoxy from the hardware store will work fine. Dev-Con is pretty good stuff if you can find it.

jimmer2880
07-22-2006, 02:01 PM
Thanks. I'll go look for some then.

JimN
07-22-2006, 02:51 PM
Lowrance and some of the others usually ship their depth finders with a small packet of two-part epoxy and it never seemed like anything special, just like the kind in the double syringe. Rather than scuff the bilge liner, I usually wipe it down with acetone till it's clean and then mount the puck. That way, it stays put but if you need to move it, you can just biff it from the side with a rubber mallet and it comes off. Any hardware store or big box will have what you need.

bcampbe7
07-22-2006, 03:46 PM
Yeah, I didn't scuff my bilge, I just cleaned it really well. It's not going anywhere.

bigmac
07-22-2006, 06:45 PM
WG Faria (makes the paddlewheel and speedometer in current MC) make a paddlewheel that screws into our current paddlewheel housing and has speed and water temp, plus a depth transducer

http://www.lspeedo.com/htm/faria-pages/faria-new-13.htm.

Jwhitsett1129
07-23-2006, 12:29 AM
I used 3M 5200 because I had some sitting around. May have been a bit of overkill, but it is not going anywhere!

Footin
07-23-2006, 12:34 AM
I used Dev-con to install mine last year, worked great

Picked it up at Lowes.

jimmer2880
07-24-2006, 07:27 AM
Great - thanks. I'll be picking some up this week - I hope.

Thanks for the paddlewheel info - but I don't have PP, so no wheel for me.