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Offline malama808state

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preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« on: January 30, 2014, 03:48:30 PM »
Does anyone have an tricks tips on preventing corrosion on the ducer plug. No matter what i do i cant seenm to keep dry  or keep the plug from corroding. I have a rubber cap for it to cover when i unplug from my FF but the plug always has salt deposits. Considering when the plug gets wet will be while loading my yak on truck to go home so im usually wet and salty.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 03:54:45 PM »
Couple of us found a GREAT fix for it, but that's secret too (like the opelu).
No FF, no can catch opelu ;) !!!
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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 03:55:02 PM »
You have to find a way to cap the plug when not in use, and keep all plugs and sockets packed with dielectric grease.  I uses a small length of silicon tubing with one end pinched and melted closed- one for the socket on the unit, and one for the end of the cable. 

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »
You have to find a way to cap the plug when not in use, and keep all plugs and sockets packed with dielectric grease.  I uses a small length of silicon tubing with one end pinched and melted closed- one for the socket on the unit, and one for the end of the cable.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 05:02:36 PM »
just spit on it.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 07:14:46 PM »
You have to find a way to cap the plug when not in use, and keep all plugs and sockets packed with dielectric grease.  I uses a small length of silicon tubing with one end pinched and melted closed- one for the socket on the unit, and one for the end of the cable.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 08:04:09 PM »
The guy at westmarine gave me two different dieletric grease to use. One was for permanent use and one for constant removal. The permant one was obviously more expensive.  O think $13 and oz.   

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 08:06:32 PM »
Or a random one I never tried it. Store it in a small bag uncooked rice suppose to keep out moisture.  I do that when my phone get wets

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 09:11:59 PM »
Been using dielectric grease for years and it works for me also....good luck.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 10:22:19 PM »
I just filled it with dielectric grease. And when I go out I cover it with ziplock bag and tie it with rubberband.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 06:04:40 AM »
Yep, dielectric grease for me.
so far so good...

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 07:57:30 AM »
take some coke and a tooth brush and clean it then let it dry before you put the grease on it.

 ** don't put the grease can in the flap behind the drivers seat on your truck, it will explode and make a NaStY mess!! **

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 08:00:58 AM »
X2 what leap said.
A bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2014, 03:42:23 PM »
Sorry to bust your balls but i can catch opelu without the FF metalman. Thankyou for the advice everyone. I'm goin to west marine for that grease. LP thanks for the advice my truck gets hot as hell especially on those hot days with no wind. Heres some of yesterdays action.
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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2014, 03:48:24 PM »
Took a double mahi strike. Lost 1 then took an aha strike in a debri/opelu surface ball area. Threw the shreaded opelu back out cause had no more bait and either a big shark/ono whacked it like 10ft. Behind my kayak and swallowed the opelu and 2 feet of wire and snapped my 60# leader in 2 seconds. At first i thought an ono hit the swivel but i was using tiny brown 70# ball barring swivel? so then i thought shark since there were so many predators and whales near buy figure they wouodnt be far.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2014, 03:50:42 PM »
LP is coke really going to do the job i figure it would leave a sugary residue there must be somethin better i can use

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2014, 05:03:44 PM »
Coke is for reals.  One of many reasons why we shouldn't drink that crap.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2014, 05:39:41 PM »
The reaction is base vs acid and the coke (base) is stronger than corrosion (acid). Same reason you use on car batteries that are corroded.
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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2014, 08:09:32 PM »
I tried that once with my old car battery that starting to corroded . The coke clean it up real good.

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Re: preventing corrosion on transducer plugs
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2014, 08:50:53 PM »
Wow good to know. I remember in middle school someone did a test with a cup of coke and a recently lost tooth and it completely disintegrated in 2 days. I never drink coke but still feel guilty after drinking other sodas lol. Hmm im going to use coke on my dirtbike now lol

 

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