Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video
transducer mount - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Boats, Motors, Electronics and Trailers > Electronics

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2012, 07:20 PM
looken looken is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Thunder bay, ont, Canada
Posts: 23
Default transducer mount

I just got my hds8 gen2 with ss, i have a 83/200 on my boat now. I will be taking it off and putting the screws in with 3m 5200 to seal her up. I will put some king starboard over that, will mark and shallow drill to cover the old screws. I cant find 3/4 thickness in town here but i can get 1/2 inch cheap. Can i just layer the 1/2 inch and have a inch? will a half inch be enough? Or should i just order a 3/4inch off the net?. if the 3/4 is the answer where can i get one reasonably fast. Thinking open water here in about a week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-22-2012, 09:37 PM
h8go4s h8go4s is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Victoria, MN
Posts: 372

Here's what I did on my aluminum boat and so far it's worked fine. I had some old composite decking, the solid stuff about 1-1/8" thick by 6". I figured it's made to stand up to 4-season weather, so it should be good for a mounting board. I cut a piece to size, drilled and counterbored holes to screw it to the transom and just to be sure spray painted it black 2 coats. I used a bead of silicone around the edge and in the screw holes and stainless steel screws to fasten it to the transom. My boat spends a good 5-6 weeks per summer docked at various places, plus I fish 2-3 times a week and after 2 years I see no damage to the board. Composite deck boards can be found for $20-$30 for an 8 or 10 foot board, or check with your friends in the construction business for scrap material.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Walleye Message Central forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 AM.