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    Hey All, I am in the process of mounting my new fishfinder on a 20ft SeaArk. What are the recommendations when mounting the transducer to the transom? I know its a necessary evil but the idea of putting holes in a boat is scary. What do you use to seal the holes/screws? Thanks.

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    Measure twice and drill once! I use marine 5200 to seal the screw heads etc. Hasn't failed me once. It doesn't come off easy so be careful what you get it on.

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    I welded a bracket on the back of my 24' Seaark then mounted the transducer. No holes in the hull.

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    I found a small pice of wood about the size of my transducer and thicker than some screws i had laying around. i got some waterproof rubbery glue and just glued the wood to the hull. then i used the screws to screw on the transducer. so far it has stayed on with no troubles. to bad gas is so expensive i have only been able to use it once
    i have a 20' sea ark as well.

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    Didn't I just post something about this the other day??? I just ripped out an old one and drilled in a new one, it was really fun! Holes everywhere!!! JUST DO IT!!!

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    Thanks for all the advice. For the time being I bought a suction cup mount, fabricated a mount out of a piece of scrap aluminum and mounted the sucker up. Its not for high speed running but I will be getting a piece of square tubing welded to the back and will permanently mount the transducer to that.

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