The Stern Pad
Do you know what the leading cause of transom damage is? Screw holes!
Sealant breaks down overtime and allows water to penetrate into the core through screw holes causing rot and delamination. Save your transom and maintain your boats value by using a Stern Pad instead of drilling holes.
The Stern Pad is a mounting block for transducers, LED lights, pumps, antennas, and other devices that can be attached to a boat. The mounting block uses a special type of 3M VHB tape to adhere to the hull without the use of screws. The adhesive has been rigorously tested and has passed a 10 years submersion test in saltwater!
Standard: 4.5" x 3.5" x .75" (with rounded corners)
Jumbo (for 3D scan transducers): 6.5" x 4.75" x 1" (with rounded corners)
Includes 3 adhesive cable clips (also 3M VHB)
Includes site preparation materials (3M scotch bright or sandpaper and an alcohol wipe)
It can be installed in less than 5 minutes (18 hour cure time before boating)
White or black
CNC machined from a specially treated synthetic plastic polymer
Can be bottom painted if desired
Accessory should be attached to Stern Pad without drilling a pilot hole
Mounting Location Guidance
Transducers actually produce very little drag when installed correctly. The front profile of a modern transducer is slim and only a portion of the transducer should be in the water when the boat is on plane-- it should "skim" the water. This minimizes turbulence allowing accurate readings when the boat is underway.
Please reference the transducer mounting guidance from the leading transducer manufacturers shown below.