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Leaking transducer through hulls
The speed and depth sensors leak for a few weeks at the beginning of the season until the fiberglass swells and it stops up. It wasn't something I noticed when we bought the boat as it was in the water, but the PO had wrapped paper towel around the sensors to sop some of this up until it self sealed. This doesn't seem right. So, two questions.
1) Is it REALLY terrible for the glass around those ... i.e. how much water penetration. If it's really bad, then I absolutely need to deal with it before I put it in the water, but...
2) Is the fix easily undoable. I want to replace my instruments in the next year or two, but hadn't budgeted for it this year. I'd hate to use 5200 to seal it up or something and then have no chance of getting them out next year.
1978 Morgan OI 30
Au Gres, MI