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Recently bought a 2004 seaway 21 which has a suction cup mounted transducer. Holds at low speed but flies off if I forget to remove it otherwise. Any suggestions about a permanent solution? Thought about mounting it to a piece of seaboard stuck to the transom with 5200 rather than violating the hull with fasteners.
 

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:cool:take a pc of pvc pipe 6 or 8" long glass it to the hull some were under your deck put a cap on , fill with water should work fine. (below water line)
 

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I have an '06 seaway seafarer, screwed the
Transducer to the transom 4 years ago, used
Life caulk to seal, no problems so far.
 

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As long as you seal the holes properly with a quality marine caulk you will be fine. Do it once and right!
 

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"take a pc of pvc pipe 6 or 8" long glass it to the hull some were under your deck put a cap on , fill with water should work fine. (below water line)"

This method is a fine method as well, But if you go this path, use mineral oil instead of water. I did this on the 24 privateer for years and worked great.

Reason for Mineral Oil: Water will freeze in the winter months and crack the pvc piping. We had this set up for years(approx 25) till the bond between the pvc n hull started to leak slowly.

On my 18 Privateer I always had shoot thru hull transducers since the hull was solid hand laid fiberglass. If the hull is chopper gun glass or cored then this may not work since you may have a air pocket in the resin or signal will be lost in the coring.
I am about to change my machine this fall, so I intend on using 5200 and Starboard. My friend has done this and the starboard has no shown any signs of coming off.
 

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thanks for the suggestions. Ended up bedding with 5200 and screwing the transducer on. Looks good, not ghetto!
 
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