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Old 06-11-2013, 01:50 PM
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Paddle Wheel Replacement

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 The only hiccup is that the original transducer has been superceded by a newer model.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.

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:45 PM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:28 AM
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3M 4000 is prefect for thru hulls. It's a little more pliable then the 5200.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:39 PM
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4000 is fine. 5200 is permanent.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:31 AM
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The new through housing I just received (MC part) comes with a small tube of silicone.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:56 AM
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Funny, silicone...lol... I would go with the 4000 from 3M - like Can't writes..
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I would not use silicone on anything below the waterline
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:17 PM
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Why no silicone? I would use it without hesitation -- water tight.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:43 PM
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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.....
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