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Old 08-23-2010
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Originally Posted by IslanderGuy View Post
When we rewired our mast, we found the wires had been wrapped in chucks of foam every 3- 5 feet before pulling them up the mast. While this made the wires quite, it did not make for easy replacement. The foam was old and rotting and got hung up on everything in the mast.
Ugh. I bet it *seemed* like a good idea to the PO. I've heard of PVC conduit, aluminum conduit, zip ties with long tails at 90 degree angles and even styrofoam peanuts used to silence wiring...

Do you recall what wire you used? Still need to do some homework on this front, but was thinking something like Ancor Marine Flat Safety Wire.

Also, I would advise pulling two messenger lines if you can, that way you will have a backup if something goes wrong and the first one gets goofed up.
Great suggestion! Thanks.
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Last edited by CLucas; 08-23-2010 at 07:31 PM.
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