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Old 08-25-2010
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First, if you can, add a wiring conduit inside the mast using some PVC pipe. You can add it in two sections if having an opening for the spreader lights is a necessity. Pop riveting the conduit to the mast isn't too difficult a task and makes changing/replacing wiring much simpler than does the foam or wire-tie solutions.

As for wiring, I would recommend buying wire from either Berkshire or Pacer, as they have a better product for less money than does Ancor IMHO. Pacer sells direct to the public and their outlet/remainders section has excellent pricing. Genuinedealz.com also has pretty good pricing on marine grade wire.

For the running rigging, you might want to contact Cajun Rigging. They have pre-priced packages for a lot of different boats.
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