Accessory Mounting

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by noeettica, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    For mounting accessoeies Such as transducer mounts trim Tabs and other Items to a transom What is Your prefered method ...
  2. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love!

    i like the drywall screw choice use a little bit of gorilla glue though ;)

  3. out-cast

    out-cast Well-Known Member

    Pre-drilled hole, ss screw, and 5200.
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Follow the manufacturer's instructions,
    using the packaged hardware. Too easy.
  5. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    self tapper ss. pre drilled hole. countersink. and lots of silicone... we dont want anyones transom to rot or gelcoat to crack
  6. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    trim tabs- predrilled countersunk to avoid gel coat cracking, SS bolts and nylock nuts on the tab hinge. SS screws in predrilled/countersunk holes for the actuator boss

    transducer- SS screws in predrilled/countersunk holes
  7. richg99

    richg99 1652 G3, & 1756 Lowe tinnys

    I have had some previous success with 3M5200 'ing a block of Corion/cutting board/star?? solid material to the exterior of the transom. I then drilled and mounted the T'ducer into it. No holes in the transom.

    I made the block oversize so I could change out the mounting or put on another one if the original unit broke.

    Didn't come off for years...and then I sold the boat. regards, Rich

    p.s. Kitchen counter shops often have cutoff pieces or sink cutouts that are free or at little cost.