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 Post subject: Fishfinder Wire Seals
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:05 pm 
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Does any one know where the wire seals used in this video come from??
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/kayakfishnation#p/u/14/I-ul14Ct37Q[/youtube]
They look perfect for the job.

Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:43 pm 
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KayakFishNation.com made the video. Thier online store
link is www.oceansidediveandkayak.com. The part is called
a "clamshell wire clamp". However, I do not see that part
listed on their site. I'd also like to have a couple to install
my new Humminbird. I'll keep looking and will let you know
if I find them. Please let me know if you have any luck.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Thanks Hsv...

I tried their website also but the clamp is not listed and they do not have an email contact listed. I would phone but the time zone difference to Australia makes it difficult to catch them. Maybe one of the US forum readers could ring them and post some more info.

I also have a new Piranha 160, $99 at BCF at present :D . I orderedthe RAM mount for it last night. I am planning to try the through-hull transducer mount if anyone has experience with this it would be greatly appreciated. Is acetone OK to clean the hull before glueing the transducer?.

Regards Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:17 pm 
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I have tracked then down to http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=99810&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=10103&subdeptNum=10278&classNum=11106

Postage to Australia for 2 is $44 :!: . Josh at Yakass is going to try to get them at Maclean Outdoors


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:07 am 
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> I have tracked then down...

Dude, you are awesome! I've spent the last several
evenings surfing the West Marine web site without
luck. Same for all other web sites. The only part that
appears on my marine part sites is a bulky (and ugly)
screw-type clamp which cannot pass the connectors
on my Humminbird wires.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:10 pm 
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DrYak wrote:

Is acetone OK to clean the hull before glueing the transducer?.

Regards Steve


On my replacement Adventure, I used 'duct seal' (electricians putty) to mount transducer to hull. Works great, no waiting for goop to cure, no problems with air bubbles, always stays flexible and easy to remove and reset if need be. Costs about $2 for a 1lb block @ Home Depot. Just make a pancake shape from 1/2 the block, push transducer into it and press onto inside of hull where you want to mount it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Bob

That stuff looks great. I have not seen it in Australia. I will go hunting at the hardware store. BTW I have been assured that acetone is safe to prep the surface.

Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:58 am 
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The ones I used on my HB are made by "SEA Sense" and work great. they also make through hull 2 and 4 wire plugs that work great. I'll try to find some pics. My local Hobie dealer carries them all in stock.

Good luck, Phill


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