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necrovis
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Hi guys

Is there any way I can fit a transducer to the hull of my VX1100 without drilling any holes? The spot the previous transducer was situated is at an off angle and is way too low for the new one.

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post some pictures.
where it was and what you think is best now.

through hull transducers is not always the best.

we make plan, quickly without having trouble later on

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The pictures depict the new transducer bracket as the previous transducer bracket does not fit the new 1.

The old 1 was made out of a stainless plate that was manipulated into shape to fit the contour.

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Not something I have done but will surely do if I change my current transducer.
Get a proper piece of wood like meranti that can handle water you will have to shape the back to the contour of where you want to mount it and use something like sikaflex to glue it down. This will give you a flat surface you can drill holes in and mount the transducer without drilling holes n the hull.

And trust be if you use the correct sikaflex be ready that it will be there forever that stuff does not come loose.

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Just as a reference my dad glued on a keel strip on his boat without any screws just sikaflex and its been +- 6 years and I will pay you money if you can get it off with a hammer and chisel.

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I have been toying with the idea of using Sikaflex to fit it to the hull, but had to confirm if you guys share the same sentiment.

Strange there is not much info on the net doing it this way. All I came across was what is called the "stern saver". The rest of the search resulted only in "in-hull" applications which I am not fond of.

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necrovis wrote:
I have been toying with the idea of using Sikaflex to fit it to the hull, but had to confirm if you guys share the same sentiment.

Strange there is not much info on the net doing it this way. All I came across was what is called the "stern saver". The rest of the search resulted only in "in-hull" applications which I am not fond of.


I agree that in hull does not work that lekker.
you need to glue the transducer in a bath of epoxy!!
without any bubbles!!!

im not fond of drilling holes into a hull.
nor am I found of sicaflex.
so you will need to close the holes now.

I did one on a witbitz, way back.
I used a piece of meranti wood, which is sealed with resin.
then stuck it to the hull with resin.

trying to get the pics....or tread.

let me see if I can find it today

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this is what I did back in the days

http://www.boatfishing.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2270&p=33701#p33701

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Hi Willem

I like that idea. Thanks a bunch for that info. I'll end up going that route. Due to the offset angles and such I need to do a little more modifications to get the transducer to sit straight.

Looks like my weekend is booked.

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If it has a rear boarding step I have a stainless bracket to mount it to the step.Its actually for mounting a bilge pump but works great for a transducer also. If not Epoxy some thick nylon to the hull. I thick its called hdpe. Maizey plastics sell it. (the stuff Garrick Plugs are made from) Then screw to that with stainless steel screws. Do not mount in hull. Personally though I would just screw into the hull and use Sikaflex 291 to seal. Then add an extra manual electric bilge pump as extra security in case water enters the hull from anywhere.

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Hi Codfather

Unfortunately no step, but stuck a piece of Teflon to the hull and fixed the transducer to that. It sits slightly low, but sure it will do the job. Proof is in the pudding.

I've added an electrical bilge pump to the inside of the hull for extra precaution.

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Great...Glad you are sorted