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Old 06-10-2006, 09:26 AM
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Question Fish Finder Installation Question

After a couple years of using a portable fish finder I have finally decided to install a permanent fish finder on my Tarpon 160.
What is the best way to seal the tranducer and battery wires that come through the deck to the fish finder display.
I could have sworm somebody made a waterproof plug to pass the wires through, but I can't think of who made them.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:10 PM
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Try cutting a plug outta a piece of pool noodle, and make it larger than the hole you're plugging.make a slit for the cable , then jam the plug/cable in the hole! Not 100 % watertight, but better than wide open! Piranha
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:38 PM
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:46 PM
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Steve,

Perry is out of town this weekend but I believe you can pick this item up at West Marine, look for Ancor Liquid Tite Wire Seal (I think it is Ancor's item number 765000). Hope this helps.

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Old 06-12-2006, 08:39 AM
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Thank you for the suggestions, I will look into the Ancor wire seal.

Thank you again
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Steve,
The wire seals are available at most West marine stores. They are typically in the electrical isle where the different switches and whatnot are. They are about $12, and come with 3 different rubber donuts to fit different wire sizes with the proper compression on the wires for the seal. I think they fit wires up to .250". The plug that my Eagle Fisheasy-2 uses is the largest that will fit through the top nut, which is the only drawback I have found with this item. The compression seal is top notch, but you're limited on the diameter of what you want to seal because of it also. Hope this helps

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Old 06-13-2006, 08:31 AM
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Thanks Perry
I'll try to get down there this weekend. Maybe I can sneak in some fishing while I'm there.


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