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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog View Post
    For what it is worth, and I believe I found it a few years ago on this site, I used weather and ice shield flashing, cut to length and cover with numerous layers of HD gorilla tape. Going on my 3 year with it.
    Seems like this would also be easily attainable as well at something like Home Depot / Lowes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchottie View Post
    Seems like this would also be easily attainable as well at something like Home Depot / Lowes etc.
    Just realized I stated going on 3 years. from November 2015, 2016 and starting on the second full year.
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    I'll just be careful...I have used my "Ugly Duckling" Outback for four years and the bottom has just normal ramp rash...so Lady Luck has a few but with the Berkley Pro side scan sonar transducer cover that protrudes an 1 1/2 inch lower than flush...I have to be mindful of how to launch and recover...and the side scan feature of the unit is amazing- near photo quality images if you learn how to adjust the contrast and signal strength to optimize the bottom images...takes a while to figure out what you are looking at on the screen, but once you figure it out, it is an amazing tool...especially good in shallow water to stay near a channel or structure...
    "Lady Luck" 2016 Red Hibiscus Outback
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  4. #24
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    How about a flexible cutting board and some 3M double sided tape?? You can cut it to shape and when it wears out just heat up the tape and replace. Here's a link to a cheap Wal-Mart brand.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Progressi...&wl13=&veh=sem
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