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Old 04-21-2013, 07:42 PM
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Adhesive for Depth Finder

Getting ready to install my depth finder in hull.

Anyone have experiences on the best epoxy to use to glue the transducer to the hull?

Maybe some 3M 4000/4200? Others?

Also, any clever ideas on how to fish the wiring from the behind dash thru to the front of the engine compartment? Don't really want to buy a fish tape just for this job.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Also, any clever ideas on how to fish the wiring from the behind dash thru to the front of the engine compartment? Don't really want to buy a fish tape just for this job.

TIA.
Lift the center section of the floor out (pull it up over the pylon) and you'll have ample access to route the cable. Anything stiff to run down to the hand hole (from behind the driver's foot rest) to retrieve. Tape the cable to the other gadget and pull it through. Even a coat hanger, etc... You can feel the gadget inside the hand hole....

Dash panel comes right out, go through the middle of the dash pod down to the driver's foot rest passage.

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:21 AM
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I used 4200 on my last depth finder and it worked fine for the last 2 summers, but i was always told what works best is to use one of those 2 part epoxies that you mix. Also supposed to use clear stuff so you can make sure there are no air bubbles trapped that will mess up the readings.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:53 AM
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i used a cheaper two part epoxy. no force applied to the transducer so the cheap stuff works just fine.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:18 PM
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The key is to have no gaps/bubbles in it. That will cause errors in the read out. I have used the cheap 2 part epoxy that comes with the kit. No issues on the 2 I have installed.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:42 PM
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Lumbergh, can you please share what location worked best for you? I get crazy readings and have found the best place to be near the shaft on the port side. I am hesitant to epoxy mine in place until I know for sure it's a great spot. I have to run a few more tests at different speeds.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:14 PM
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Don't laugh but I used a wax ring from a toilet... kneed the wax to get the bubbles out and stick it on. I used it to determine the best location and left it. It's held for over a year now and hasn't moved form its original location.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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on my 2001 PS209 I mounted the transducer on the starboard side of the drive shaft log where the hull is only a single layer thick. Very rarely do I get an erroneous reading.

I did have to use a fishtape to get the wires up the display.
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