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Old 08-23-2010
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Mast Wiring

I plan on dropping the stick on my P30 for the first time this winter (overdue!) and will be replacing all the current wiring in the mast; replacing coax; inspecting and replacing as needed any fixtures (maybe switching to LEDs); changing the sheeves to accommodate all-rope halyards (replacing current wire-to-rope halyards which are in poor shape); installing the ST60 AWI that's been sitting in my basement; good clean and wax, professional rigging inspection, etc. While I'm at it, I may add a mast plate to run my control lines aft -- depending on budget... (I could add the plate now and run the lines back at a later time, of course). Looking for best practices on mast wiring, lessons learned, recommendations, recommended materials (wire recommendations?), gotchas, etc.

Current situation is spreader and steaming light wiring FUBAR (corrosion), badly frayed wire-to-rope halyards, mast mounted winches for main and jib halyards (need to be overhauled, but working fine).

Thanks in advance for sharing Let `er rip.

Chris
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