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    what's the best type of caulking to use around the transom adapter/transom plates?

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    Clear Marine grade silicone works good. But everyone has their own preference.

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    silicone, i just use whatever color matches the t/a adapter. if its black, i use black silicone, etc etc. tape off the transom before putting the ta adapter on, so when you make the seal, you can pull the tape off and have a nice clean line of silicone, makes it look like you know wtf you're doin

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    silicone, i just use whatever color matches the t/a adapter. if its black, i use black silicone, etc etc. tape off the transom before putting the ta adapter on, so when you make the seal, you can pull the tape off and have a nice clean line of silicone, makes it look like you know wtf you're doin
    Cool idea on the tape. I always just used silicone and took my time. Im gonna use that tape method from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDaze View Post
    Cool idea on the tape. I always just used silicone and took my time. Im gonna use that tape method from now on.
    Same here, tape trick sounds pretty good though.

    And lookin like you know WTF you're doin is always a plus, lol....

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    tape trick works nice on the bowl to t.a. adapter as well

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    the tape thing is the way to go,also make sure its 100% silicone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    tape trick works nice on the bowl to t.a. adapter as well
    Whats a tits n' ass adapter? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    Whats a tits n' ass adapter? lol
    i could show ya but i'd get banned

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    DAP (brand 100%) for da boats

    medical grade for the [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
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    medical grade for the [email protected]

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    Transom adapter needs no silicone as long as it sits flat on the transom. Coat the gasket with some grease and install. Very easy to remove and does not leak a drop. Try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Transom adapter needs no silicone as long as it sits flat on the transom. Coat the gasket with some grease and install. Very easy to remove and does not leak a drop. Try it!
    That's the same thing I do with my valve covers, I use silicone to seal the gasket to the valve cover then use grease to seal the gasket to the head so I can remove/replace them easily/cleanly.
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    You done got my kentucky ass all confused!!!

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    I should have been a bit more specific. My pump is set back and rather than a transom adapter the boat has a flat transom plate. Outside the boat around the suction piece and intake there's a bead of some kinda silicone caulking. It's all stuck really good still, with the exception of the area below the intake. Started out as a very minor leak and has progressed to be a big leak. I've got the affected area cut out, just need to caulk it back in. The area is below the water line.
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