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Old 11-11-2009, 12:41 AM
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Question Transom assemblies?

Anyone know if (on 04' and newer models) the factory uses 5200 or the like to "glue" the transom assembly to the outside of the boat?

I was hoping someone out there knew first hand before I attempt disassembly. .

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I would say call the company that built the boat.
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They aren't suppose to. There is a foam rubber gasket that seals to the transom. Now, thats not to say that the boat builder didn't put something on the gasket. I have seen it happen one time where the builder put silicone/adhesive on the gasket. It is designed to go on dry. Good luck.
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I'd think the sealing is a Merc specified recommendation, not the boat builders???
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I would say call the company that built the boat.
Good Idea, I have corresponded with Bud at Cig, put in a e-mail Monday, he may be at KW...hasn't gotten back to me yet.

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I have seen it happen one time where the builder put silicone/adhesive on the gasket. It is designed to go on dry.
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Exactly what I do not want to have.

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Are we to assume that you have a Bravo One outdrive?

See #14 for the O ring rubber gasket. Merc does glue the gasket to the housing. Second the dry install. If you wish an additional sealant, apply a 4200 or 5200 3M sealant bead on the outside edge of the housing/transom.

http://www.mercruiserparts.com/Show_...GIMBAL+HOUSING
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Are we to assume that you have a Bravo One outdrive?

See #14 for the O ring rubber gasket. Merc does glue the gasket to the housing. Second the dry install. If you wish an additional sealant, apply a 4200 or 5200 3M sealant bead on the outside edge of the housing/transom.

http://www.mercruiserparts.com/Show_...GIMBAL+HOUSING
Yes, Bravo XRs on ITS transom assemblies.

5200, in my opinion, is for something you really never want to disassemble again.

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