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Plastic transducer leaking
I got a (new to me) boat, and was noticing a lot of water in the bilge, so I covered the area with talcum powder.
Good news - I think I found the leak (circled in red)
Bad news - the weird plastic transducer is leaking. It's under the sofa in front of the water tank, and I think the water is running down from that area into the bilge. It's a paddle-wheel type that isn't even connected. I'm annoyed because I was really close to replacing the entire thing with an actual working transducer when I was hauled out but didn't.
You can see in the picture where it is leaking, around the top of the 'ring'.
I am going to haul out again in 6 months and plan to replace the entire thing with a transducer that actually works, so is covering the entire top with marine sealant/WaterWeld, waiting till it dries and covering THAT with marine tex a good idea? I don't care about fixing it in - the transducer I want to replace it with uses a 2" hole (current one is 1.5") so the entire thing will be cut out anyway.
Liveaboard on a 1980 36' Hunter
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Last edited by alctel; 02-28-2014 at 11:11 PM.