sealer for fiberglass
Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-15-13 5:28 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
-- Last Updated: Jan-15-13 5:29 PM EST --
Installing a electric bilge pump on my NDK Greenlander Pro kayak. Installing battery box (pelican 1030) inside day hatch. So I will be drilling a whole through the rear bulkhead to run the two wires 16 gauge to the pump and Reed magnetic switch. I have used in the past to glue foam into kayak with Goop from local Home Depot. I want to seal whole around wires and was thinking the Goop would work ok. Unless someone has better idea.I do want to be able to remove the sealer incase I ever need to replace the wires.
Oh the pump install is basicly off http://gnarlydognews.blogspot.com/2009/04/shop-electric-bilge-pump-in-kayak.html
and also here http://www.northwestpaddling.net/index.php/blog/diy-repairs/24-installing-an-electric-bilge-pump?showall=1&limitstart=
Iam not using a relay just a larger magnetic Reed switch so only two wires through bulkhead.Useing Lipo battery since I have them from flying RC planes.Much lighter and powerful than any other battery type. Figure whole setup wont ad more than about 4 pounds if that.
After reading Deep Trouble book I realized only time I will fail to roll and need to self rescue would be in the very worst conditons were taking hands off paddle wouldnt work so electric is best way to go.