"Instant" transducer mount. Flex Glue?

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"Instant" transducer mount. Flex Glue?

#1 Post by guy48065 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:06 pm

I just switched my TV provider so I've been exposed to some newer infomercials. There's one that's a squeeze tube of paste adhesive that makes an instant bond, even underwater.

My toon doesn't have brackets on the ends so last year I bought a transducer mounting base that comes with a slow-cure epoxy (my assumption) to glue it to the end of the toon. It looks too runny in the clear tube to fill the gap between my curved ends & the flat mount. The infomercial Flex Glue stuff looks ideal since it's thick, bonds instantly, and permanently... so they say.

Anyone ever try it?
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Re: "Instant" transducer mount. Flex Glue?

#2 Post by PlaynDoc » Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 pm

never tried it, but i've seen a few commercials....

let us know how it works out, ok?
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Re: "Instant" transducer mount. Flex Glue?

#3 Post by FLOUNDERPOUNDER225 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:17 am

The clear epoxy is for an in-hull ducer mount, you epoxy the transduce to the inside of the hull on a fiberglass boat for what is referred to as a "shoot thru" transducer set up. If you are going to bond something to your toon, I would use a 1/4 to 3/8 thick piece of aluminum stock, (small square) large enough to cover your transducer mounting pattern, clean your toon and sand with 60 or 80 grit in that area, do the same with the small piece of aluminum, then bond the block with marine tex. after its all set and cured, pre drill the holes for the transducer mount. aluminum to aluminum is going to bond better than plastic to aluminum.
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Re: "Instant" transducer mount. Flex Glue?

#4 Post by guy48065 » Wed May 09, 2018 7:07 am

An interesting suggestion! I was considering using a less-slippery type of plastic--don't know why it didn't occur to me to use an aluminum pad instead.

Time to rummage through the scrap aluminum bin at work...
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