Installing Raymarine C80 plotter and Radar
I'm in the process of buying a 1983 Catalina 30, tall rig. I am installing a Raymarine C80 plotter, with 2kw 18" radome. Has anyone installed a radar similar to this on a Catalina 30?
This is my plan:
The cable that came with it to connect the radome to plotter is 15 meters, and has a plug to connect to the display on end, and an 8-pin flat connector (and 4 power wires) on the other. I plan to use the 15 meter cable to run from the display in the cockpit to the mast step. I then plan to buy a 5 meter cable to run from the mast step to the radome (plan to mount mid-mast, below the spreaders).
The question I have - what is the best way to connect one cable to the other cable, at the mast step? Is there some raymarine adapter? I'd prefer not to have to cut cables / splice new connectors.