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papasage
05-03-2007, 07:09 PM
have black tar runing from the transducer . it isen`t on wasen`t hooked up . haven`t used it yet bought it used .think it will work .planning on a fishing trip next weak .

FisherMike
05-03-2007, 07:30 PM
I don't know Papa.

If tar is running out of it,,, it doesn't sound good.:(

Heck,,,,,,wrap some feathers around it. Then send it to Doc. I'll bet he can help.;) ;)

Treefish
05-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Sounds like a question for Cane Pole.

backtocrappie
05-04-2007, 05:18 AM
did it by chance get way too hot?

papasage
05-04-2007, 06:12 AM
not sure it is a used unite ibought . i had anothr onr that did that some time back . not as much as this one . it has ben in the sun . it is on my troling motor . not a troling motor unit but i did make a bracket that a transom mount will work on troling motor .just didn`t wan`t to go to the lake and not have a truling depth finder . maby call hummingbird and see . they will wan`t to sell me onmeor not avaible and wan`t to send me a new one becouse it is obseleat

luvtofish
05-04-2007, 10:59 AM
Had the same thing happen to my transducer. Had it mounted to trolling motor, but it was actually a transom mount tranducer and not the round one designed for a trolling motor. What happened to mine was where the cable entered the top of the transducer cracked at the top of the transducer due to bumping into stumps and it pushed the cable up into the bottom of the trolling motor. I keep by boat covered with a tarp and the heat build up caused the tar substance to leak out. It did this for several years, but one day it just quit working. Bought another one just like it. Wasn't thinking about I should have bought a trolling motor tranducer. I just took a small wedge of wood and put it through the mounting bracket with a small screw to hold it in place to prevent the transducer from getting pushed up into the trolling motor. Works well.

Cane Pole
05-04-2007, 11:18 AM
Most transducer pucks are filled with urethane. This waterproofs and gives strength and protection to the internal piezo devices. The technique is very similar to an automobile computer. If all the juice is not leaked out, you can repair it with JB weld. Just use fine sandpaper and sand the suspected cracked spot, then apply a thin layer of JB over the crack. If you know the number on the transducer, I might can tell you what the ohmmeter should read across the xdcr pins. This is if I have the data for that particular puck.

Tom

sccamper
05-04-2007, 12:16 PM
I never thought about mounting a transom mount transducer on a tm. Maybe one of you fine fellas could post a picture to give me an idea for a bracket?

Cane Pole
05-04-2007, 12:18 PM
I never thought about mounting a transom mount transducer on a tm. Maybe one of you fine fellas could post a picture to give me an idea for a bracket?

I think you can get the tm bracket kits at wal mart for 10 bucks or so. They are for skimmer transducers (small).

papasage
05-04-2007, 06:43 PM
this is one i made had to make another one for the one i am using now . will try to remember to take a pick tomorrow and post it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/papasage/transducerbracket-1.jpg

magnum500
05-05-2007, 03:08 PM
Hey SCCAMPER. I bought my mount at BPS. It was around $10.00 and works great.

CatFan
05-07-2007, 07:23 AM
I never thought about mounting a transom mount transducer on a tm. Maybe one of you fine fellas could post a picture to give me an idea for a bracket?

For a Lowrance transducer, just bend the ears that would have screws going through them into the transom so they kind of fit against the TM housing. There are already slots there that you can put a clamp through.

sccamper
05-07-2007, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the info.