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Great job! I am getting so many great ideas for my boat from your boat. Where did you get your rod holders?
Thanks! I got the rocket launchers at Bass Pro for $10 apiece.Daddio wrote:Great job! I am getting so many great ideas for my boat from your boat. Where did you get your rod holders?
Curious why you needed a mounting board for the transducer?
Well, I guess I didn't really "need it". I wanted it because I feel I have a better leak-proof seal as I put a ring of marine sealant around it. Also, if I ever change transducers or want to add another one I won't have to drill more holes in the hull.
I am also considering it, but wondering if I just adhere it with 5200 instead of screwing it to the transom if that would work?
That might work. You would need a way to keep the platein place while the adhesive cures though. I wouldn't be too fussed about a couple of screw holes in the hull though. If you use the 5200 in the screw holes and run a bead on the plate you will not get a leak.KevinWI wrote:I am also considering it, but wondering if I just adhere it with 5200 instead of screwing it to the transom if that would work?
Another thing you could do is turn the plate on its end and screw it to the hull above the water line. However, again, I don't think that is necessary.
I did something similar with a small price of engineered decking. I got the piece of decking for free from Menard's (sample) and picked up a tube of Marine grade adhesive in a tube (not even sure what it was called). It has been glued to the transom, below the water line, for 2 years now with no problem. As BaitCaster mentioned, you'll have to come up with a unique way to keep the board secured until it dries. Also, assuming your transom has some angle to it, you might want to cut a chamfer to one of the ends of the board so that the water seamlessly runs past it without any turbulence. I mounted my speed sensor to the decking and the transducer is mounted with a Lowrance suction cup mount. No holes for me!
Great boat man.
Thanks!thatkidhugo wrote:Great boat man.
Man that lake is so clear, where about in the US are you with that clear of water?
Hey Gators,Gators5220 wrote:Man that lake is so clear, where about in the US are you with that clear of water?
You gotta come to Canada to get water that clear! That is Birch Lake in South-Eastern Ontario in Frontenac Provincial Park. if you ever get a chance to go there I highly recommend it. The fishing is some of the best I have ever seen, from Bass to Lake Trout.
There is a stocked lake in vero with smallies or bronzebacks (small mouthed bass as you prob know them but others do not!)...and I have to say they fight a lot like redfish! And are a great fight...for any that haven't experienced small mouths vs large mouth bass I highly recommended it!
great Build! I am so glad I went through this build. I built my trolling Motor mount similar to yours but was also getting a lot of play. I had no idea how I was going to stiffen er up. But once I saw how you did yours I am definitly doing something very similar. Thanks for the idea! I hope your "Livin Large" is doing well
Hey man you been gettin livin large wet?
great looking fishing boat, I just sent you a pm........Pete