View Full Version : Paddle Wheel Replacement

06-11-2013, 01:50 PM
My paddle wheel transducer recently bit the dust on my '05 X2, soI ordered a replacement from the dealer. The only hiccup is that the original transducer has been superceded by a newer model. As a result I will have to replace the thru-hull housing as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on what marine sealant to use when I install the new housing. From a bit of reading on here it sounds like the 3M 4000 marine sealant would be a suitable product just wanted to get a few thoughts from some of you resident experts.

Thanks in advance.

06-11-2013, 06:10 PM

06-11-2013, 10:45 PM
4000 should be good. I used it on my thru hulls and it has held up well. 5200 may be better, but it is supposed to be really hard to remove.

06-12-2013, 08:28 AM
3M 4000 is prefect for thru hulls. It's a little more pliable then the 5200.

06-12-2013, 02:39 PM
4000 is fine. 5200 is permanent.

06-29-2013, 09:31 AM
The new through housing I just received (MC part) comes with a small tube of silicone.

06-29-2013, 10:56 AM
Funny, silicone...lol... I would go with the 4000 from 3M - like Can't writes..

06-29-2013, 05:07 PM
I would not use silicone on anything below the waterline

06-29-2013, 08:17 PM
Why no silicone? I would use it without hesitation -- water tight.

06-29-2013, 08:43 PM
I used the 3M 4000 as recommended and all is good. Had the boat out a few times and all is well. I am still checking for leaks periodically, but I think that's just more OCD than anything else. Thanks for the replies.

I also would not use silicon below waterline.....

07-16-2013, 11:04 PM
If you want to avoid all below waterline concerns, convert the paddlewheel to aftermarket GPS using original speedo head with a small receiver antenna and 2" x 2" x 3" processer. Package comes complete to interface with your original speedo head connections. Shipped my '98 Teleflex speedo head to factory to match processor to my vintage specs. Returned in 3 days with "dead on" performance. Once I got to the back of my dash, the installation took 15 minutes. Check out nauticlaugic.com I am strictly a recreational skier that drives more than skis. Great to have digital performance and retain the original look of instrument cluster.

07-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Been lookin into this issue myself and am going to price one out from perfect pass tomorrow.

Found one at north point watersports for 86.00

07-17-2013, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the pointer to nauticlaugic, Edski. That's exactly what I've been looking for. And they have a version for a Teleflex paddlewheel speedo.