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Offline Arimadrifter

Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:02:44 PM »
I'm planning to mount the live well pump on the transom and am looking for suggestions on how best to do it. My boat is a 1991 17' Sea Chaser and I understand that the transom has sandwiched plywood in it. My goal is to mount it in a way to insure the transom stays dry. On previous fiberglass boats (non Arimas), I've fastened transducers, bait pumps , speedo wheels, etc by drilling directly into the glass, fastening the part to the transom and sealing with various sealants. I've seen several examples of people mounting Starboard to the transom and mounting the gear to the Starboard. I'm leaning that direction but have read several articles that suggest none of the adhesives including epoxy work very well with Starboard.
What would you suggest? Mount directly to the fiberglass the old fashion way or go the Starboard route?
Thanks for the help!

Greg
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Offline AJFishin

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 03:09:24 PM »
Mine is mounted to a piece of starboard along with my transducer. 2 screws holds the piece to the transom and no problems. FYI, make sure the transom mount is low enough to allow the pump to suck water in when you're on a plane.
This is the one I bought on Amazon: Rig Rite Horizontal Transducer Plate.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000BVFUT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
'96 Sea Chaser 16 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 03:45:22 PM »

I find it easier to patch the holes than fuss with trying to mount things without screws  :shrug9: :twocents:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
Thanks Guys.

AJF - did you apply any adhesive to the piece or just use 2 screws?
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Offline GregE

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 09:42:02 PM »
Adhesive doesn't stick to Starboard but will to the screw threads- make em long enough to reach the plywood.
Greg
Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT; SL 22 Honda 225
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Sold:  Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat;
SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 08:07:59 AM »
Thanks GregE. I'm planning to use 3/4" Starboard. If I counter sink the screws flat on the Starboard, how long do the screws need to be to get a good bite into the plywood?

Greg
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Offline AJFishin

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:53:25 AM »
Adhesive doesn't stick to Starboard but will to the screw threads- make em long enough to reach the plywood.
:yeahthat:
'96 Sea Chaser 16 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

! Go Kings Go !

Offline AlexB

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 11:04:45 AM »
Might want to look into Stern Saver products. I think they use different plastic (not Starboard) for better glue adhesion. They are made for mounting transducers, but I can’t see how it’d make much difference.




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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 11:21:09 AM »
The “glue” sticks because they drill a “mushroom” shaped hole in the Starboard. (Or whatever plastic they use) The same could be accomplished with a keyhole router bit.  When the 5200 (or whatever glue they use) cures, instead of sticking to the Starboard, it forms a mechanical bond like a fastener.

This guy is Recessing  the holes with a Dremel tool. Ugly, but effective ???  :shrug9:
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« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 11:26:16 AM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline AlexB

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 04:45:50 PM »
The “glue” sticks because they drill a “mushroom” shaped hole in the Starboard. (Or whatever plastic they use) The same could be accomplished with a keyhole router bit.  When the 5200 (or whatever glue they use) cures, instead of sticking to the Starboard, it forms a mechanical bond like a fastener.

This guy is Recessing  the holes with a Dremel tool. Ugly, but effective ???  :shrug9:
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Interesting! Thanks for clarifying.


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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 09:27:24 PM »
5200 isn't as permanent as I once thought.

Brook, aka SaltBoss had mounted his first kicker bracket on my boat but the powder coat failed.  He improved the powder coat but had to remove the bracket in order to install a new one.  He removed the bolts then strapped on a ratchet  strap from the bracket to the trailer with tension and within five minutes the bracket popped off.  Said he found the solution on the internet!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 10:11:48 PM »
Streamfixer came up with a great solution a while back. Tie wood handles on a length of Spectra line. Run the line under the part you want to remove and saw through the 5200.

I’ve never tried it, but it sounds like a great idea.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 10:15:57 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 10:52:07 PM »
With the strap method there wasn't a speck of 5200 on the fiberglass!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 11:06:56 PM »

So he’s pulling down parallel with the transom...or perpendicular ?
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Ssericz

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 12:57:10 PM »
even better for 5200 they make a spray now that actually dissolves it and allows easy clean up... too much pull of 5200 can take your gelcoat with it....


back to mounting. best not to drill holes below water line if your not confident in your sealing abilities but if you do, always fill the hole with a below waterline rated sealant. silicone actually wicks water over time (what im told)

if you have a router you can cut a T slot / T track into your starboard and then your epoxy isnt bonding to the starboard as much as hardening inside the track making the starboard unable to come off.

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2017, 01:02:41 PM »
The “glue” sticks because they drill a “mushroom” shaped hole in the Starboard. (Or whatever plastic they use) The same could be accomplished with a keyhole router bit.  When the 5200 (or whatever glue they use) cures, instead of sticking to the Starboard, it forms a mechanical bond like a fastener.

This guy is Recessing  the holes with a Dremel tool. Ugly, but effective ???  :shrug9:
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Interesting! Thanks for clarifying.


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You can plunge a keyhole bit and it won’t show on the edges....


https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-85078-Speed-Carbide-Tipped-Keyhole/dp/B000WA6ZRU?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ipad-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B000WA6ZRU


But......maybe you could just glue the bracket to the transom without the Starboard.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 01:21:12 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Fisherdv

Re: Mounting Bait Pump to Transom
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
I used this, called a stern pad. I’ve also used the stern saver but like this better, just peel and stick. No glue or epoxy. Been holding my transducer for months now. $29.99 on Amazon
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 02:11:05 PM by Fisherdv »
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP