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 The only hiccup is that the original transducer has been superceded by a newer model.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

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Anybody??

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        3M 4000 is prefect for thru hulls. It's a little more pliable then the 5200.
        Tim
        Gone, surfing.

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        • #5
          4000 is fine. 5200 is permanent.

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          • #6
            The new through housing I just received (MC part) comes with a small tube of silicone.

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            • #7
              Funny, silicone...lol... I would go with the 4000 from 3M - like Can't writes..
              sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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              • #8
                I would not use silicone on anything below the waterline

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                • #9
                  Why no silicone? I would use it without hesitation -- water tight.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      paddle wheel alternative

                      If you want to avoid all below waterline concerns, convert the paddlewheel to aftermarket GPS using original speedo head with a small receiver antenna and 2" x 2" x 3" processer. Package comes complete to interface with your original speedo head connections. Shipped my '98 Teleflex speedo head to factory to match processor to my vintage specs. Returned in 3 days with "dead on" performance. Once I got to the back of my dash, the installation took 15 minutes. Check out nauticlaugic.com I am strictly a recreational skier that drives more than skis. Great to have digital performance and retain the original look of instrument cluster.

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                      • #12
                        Been lookin into this issue myself and am going to price one out from perfect pass tomorrow.

                        Found one at north point watersports for 86.00

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the pointer to nauticlaugic, Edski. That's exactly what I've been looking for. And they have a version for a Teleflex paddlewheel speedo.

                          /frank
                          1998 Maristar 200VRS

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