Dang dog chewed thru my transducer cable..

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Damian_Storm, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    the little rat chewed thru the transducer cable about 4 " up from the puck...it's brand new too...i have it wired back up and i have it wrapped with electrical tape but it's not gonna last...any ideas on what i might be able to coat the wires with ???
     
  2. three_rivers

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    Plasti-dip might work.........Its primarily used for dipping tools.......worth a try if you can run it through a tube a few times. The only way i'd even try that is if its working properly. Might just be best to get a new one.........
     

  3. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Man Dave...that location sucks, I was gonna suggest a short piece of plastic water pipe and 2 caps with holes drilled the size of your wire. Glue one cap on...slide over wire with cap on bottom...slide second cap up the wire to be glued on later after silicone hardens....repair wire...slide pipe up covering splice...fill with adhesive silicone, slide other cap down and glue it after silicone hardens completely. Clamp pipe to transom.......but ya don't have much wiggle room to work with where the dog chewed it.:sad:
     
  4. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    i was thinking of wrapping it tight with the electrical tape then coating it with hot glue...i can't think of any kind of rubber i could melt and coat it with...i hate to buy a new one cause the cable is $45 ..and the finder it's self was only $99....
     
  5. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    where can i find that plasti-dip ?? is it pretty common at hardware stores???
     
  6. three_rivers

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    I'm sure you can find it just by doing a search. Also i almost forgot about heat shrink tubing..... Slide it over hit it with a torch and it shrinks to size.... It would probably work best and most hardware stores can get it.
     
  7. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Splicing xducer cables back together is always hit and miss but get some NON adhesive silicone tape. It's the kind that only sticks to itself. Wrap the area of the splice while stretching the tape and it will form a water-tight repair...W
     
  8. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    You can get the plasti-dip or liquid electrical tape (my choice) at most any hardware or marine supply store.
    BTW, whur'd ya bury the dawg?
     
  9. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    liquid tape will do the trick. have used it on underground electrical wiring and knock on wood....no problems yet.
     
  10. catfishrus

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    there is a shrink tube that might work for you. i used one on the wires running to my well house to splice the wires together. you just slide the the tube on the wires and reattach the connection then slide the shrink tube over the connection and use a small torch on the shrink tube. works pretty neat. i think it would be water tight. i got mine at home depot or lowes store. it doesnt take a lot of heat but a small torch is nice. look in the electric dept.
     
  11. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i had that happen with rabbits. went and picked up a few rabbits at the farm to butcher. i just tossed them in the back of the truck and drove home. well in the 30min. it took me to get ready to butcher they chewed my cable in two places. i tried to reconnectit ,but it was wired in a way that i couldnt get it to work. it was wrapped around inside the outer coating like an antana wire. this was a magna and cost me 25$ for a new one. you mite want to be carefull with crossing the wires it mite fry your unit!
     
  12. Nobody Special

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    I would use the liquid electrical tape, or get some 5 minute epoxy and coat it with several coats, allowing it to dry between coats.
     
  13. slimepig

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    well, you know once they get a taste for it... lol!
     
  14. bigfish

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    im with grumpy you can get a tube of 5 min marine epoxy. after you use the liquid tape. i also want to know where you burried the dog.
     
  15. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions..as for the dog....lol..well i yelled at him then he drooped his ears and looked up at me with his sad look and i gave in and had to pet him...kinda like the look from pus-n-boots from shrek 2... i know he is just trickin' me to get out of trouble..( i hope the wife don't learn this trick ! )
     
  16. Deltalover

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    I would use "Star brite" Liquid electrical tape. You can get it at most marine centers or hardware stores. You keep building up thin layers 5 mins between coats, then let cure overnight. It is completely water proof, just make sure everything is clean. I think epoxy would be to brittle and may carry current
     
  17. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    My 2 cents
    You can buy heat shrink tube with mastic that flows out when heated. It's like a GE sealer.
    Bill
     
  18. blackhorse83

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    Heat shrink works well but I would sugest to use a hair dryer set on the hottest setting instead of a tourch for safty reasons, it will do the same job and no chance of fire. At work we use a regular heat gun which is just a glorified hair dryer
     
  19. duxsrus

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    The stuff Bill just mentioned is absolutely bulletproof. If I had your problem, that's what I would do. I use that stuff all the time for work and it will simply last watertight forever.
     
  20. Mr.T

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    You didn't say, but I assume you've soldered the wires back together and not just twisted them, right?