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    Default Transom boot for outboard cables

    The flexible rubber boot that all my outboard cables run through is badly cracked from sun exposure. It's mounted on the outside of the transom, and it looks like a CV joint boot. I've searched the internet to no avail, and I can only guess I'm not calling it the right thing in my search. Can't seem to find it while browsing web sites like West Marine either.

    To replace this without going through a whole bunch of work in re-routing all the cables, my hope is there's a split boot out there (again like you can find in aftermarket CV boots) that I could easily wrap around the cables and bolt to the bulkhead.

    What have you guys done, and where have you found the part(s)?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


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    I'm a low class boater, but I have used a plumbing vent boot for years on my Bay Runner. No problems! Cheap, readily available at hardware stores, trim-able for your needs and meant to stand up to UV.

    Of course, this is coming from the guy who uses green, treated plywood for flooring. I seriously am only interested in how stuff performs, not how it looks. My boat is a tool, not my mistress or my god.

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    Tape around where it is bolted to the boat, clean with MEK and spray with can of bed liner from NAPA should last about 5 more years good luck!

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    Call Alaska Rubber in anchorage and see if they have any type of rubber cones that you could cut off to size or just get some rubber sheeting from them and form up something yourself.

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    SBS, Hoe Depot, Lowes...Attachment 53055

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    Afore mentioned ..all good suggestions. AK mining stocks them in 2 sizes. Don't recall the prices but I guarantee they were not expensive as I am independently cheap...and I bought a few...just born that way, I guess.

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    Thanks a lot for the ideas guys!

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