Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest

Repairing vexilar transducer cable

8 posts in this topic

Does anyone have a good suggestion about how to fix a vexilar transducer cable that has nicks and tears from 9 years of use? I am interested in some fix better than electrical tape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heat Shrink tubing is an excellent improvement over electrical tape.

Give the cord a good tight wrap in electrical tape before shrinking the tubing on. You want to keep the moisture out.

Behind me will be a few folks that will tell you to buy a new one, and that what you are trying to do is not going to last and is a waste of time.

I say if you got the 5 minutes it will take to repair the cord then go for it and save $65.

Before someone comes along and says it won't work...Remember it says right in the Vex owners manual that ducer cables MAY be spliced.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried the electrical tape route a couple of years ago after I slipped and hit the cable with my auger blade. I had mixed sucess and then took it to Velilar. they are in Bloomington and my wife droped it off on her way to work one day and I had it back the next for $5. they put some sort of heat shrink material on it and it has been working great ever since. If you are close to Vexilar thats the way I would go. Or but a new cable.

------------------
"I'd rather be fishing"

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most marine electronics will put a new line on it. Most of them can be spliced. Try Fish-lectronics in Columbia Hights. Their pretty helpful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try using liquid electrical tape, it can be found at your local hardware and auto parts stores. Good Luck!

-BassPatrol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Derek, buy new! Hate to see you in the middle of a fantastic bite and all of a sudden.........

Jim W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Trump already signalling willingness to work with Democrats in order to bypass House conservatives....     http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Trump-Attacks-Conservative-Lawmakers-Over-Health-Bill-417117223.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_BAYBrand   So now we have a supposedly extreme right-leaning Republican president cozying up to Democrats?   What would Uncle Ben think?....            
    • In order to determine which direction to go with healthcare, one fundamental question must be answered.  If an American walks in to a hospital with a sick child or with some sickness themselves and has a treatable medical condition, should a provider have a right to refuse service to that person or their child based on ability to pay?  We cannot have a true free market system unless we are truly callous enough to turn poor people away at the door.  I'm not there.
    • Ice is good in some areas of main lake but bad in areas with moving water / springs. All resort / outfitter access's are closed to vehicles but some are open to four-wheelers. side by sides, and snowmobiles including Morris Point, Long Point, Dales's and Arnesen's, which still has fish houses available as well.  As always, use a resort or outfitter road for safety as they are monitored daily.  Walleye bite has been good with many keepers among smaller fish. Fish are aggressive and having a flasher is helpful.  Jigging spoon tipped with minnow head or tail and a dead stick with a plain hook or small ice jig and minnow are doing good.  Key depth  17-33 ft.  Best colors glow pink/red and gold. Tip up fishing for pike on fire.  Many flags of northern pike in back bays and reefs.
      Rainy River spring fishing is ON!  The Rainy River is open all the way to Wheeler's Point. Birchdale, Frontier, Vidas, and Timbermill landings are open to all boats. Wheeler's Point will be open in a day or so.  Walleye fishing has been excellent. Many eater walleyes so far with a few monsters. Right now a 1/2 - 3/4 ounce jig is enough to get to the bottom while tipped with 1 or 2 frozen shiners. Pink, orange and gold are hot colors. Many sturgeon being boated as well.     Up at the NW Angle, ice conditions are unstable as current areas are opening up quickly.  Travel with caution. Many resorts using airboats at this point.  Fish houses on LOW can stay on ice through March, walleyes/saugers through April 14th.  Pike and crappies open all year for LOW MN.  
    • I loved BBs post game the other nite after the canucks game,  he nailed it.  Guys got to step it up and play, outside of granny and staal, the rest look like they just started playing.  Lack luster for sure.  Im still hoping they come out and play like I know they are capable of but not looking good
    • This is what I have so far and I think I'll be changing A. Hackney B. KVD C. Ehrler D. Howell E. Lucas   I don't feel confidence about any of them except KVD haha Well I already made a switched and put Dafoe in bucket A for Hackney.
    •   I asked the same thing about a Month ago...must be a contract/money issue...we don't spend money foolishly 
    • Live Target for me. Tried a Lunkerhunt and it kept sinking and holding water.
    • Oh, the hat?  Correct, I was using clone stamp to build the hat.  Of all the problems with my photoshopped images, your issue is with the hat?  I thought the crude cutting and pasting was bad enough that nobody would notice the hat.      Still, you're a massive tool and I have accepted your challenge to do it better.    
  • Our Sponsors