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Swapping Out Wire - Rewire Tips?

The day has arrived, my factory wiring on my Catalina 30 (1979) has gone sour. I've got everything I need for the rewire except for the knowledge of how the wire is buried in the boat hull itself.

What I am trying to say is that the wires on the port side run somewhere inside the topside deck and pop out at various locations for the lights and fans that are there. I would prefer the new wires to do the same because its less unsightly and a bit more protected.

That said, the wires are in there very tightly. Does anyone have suggestions for:
1) How to make pulling the old wire out easier,
2) How to best splice the new wires to the old wires so that the splice is strong enough to be pulled through as well, but not too bulky to catch on things as its being pulled through..
3) How to deal with the internodes (where a side wire ran off the main wire in order to pop out and connect to a light, fan etc.

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