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cannot open splash proof connector ... noob question!

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I have a splash proof connector which looks like of the Bulgin Buccaneer type (but not sure of the make) and it is connected to the wind instrument.

See IMG00143-20111218-1052 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The wind direction was working correctly on the display but not the wind speed ! So I thought I will check the wiring coming from the wind instrument since I recently had the mast removed.

Removing the gland nut did not help but made it worse as I must have also turned the wire in the process! I just cannot get the thing "opened" to check the connections to the pins! Can anyone offer some spoonfeedbing?! Do you need a special tool ?

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Hi All,

I have a splash proof connector which looks like of the Bulgin Buccaneer type (but not sure of the make) and it is connected to the wind instrument.

See IMG00143-20111218-1052 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The wind direction was working correctly on the display but not the wind speed ! So I thought I will check the wiring coming from the wind instrument since I recently had the mast removed.

Removing the gland nut did not help but made it worse as I must have also turned the wire in the process! I just cannot get the thing "opened" to check the connections to the pins! Can anyone offer some spoonfeedbing?! Do you need a special tool ?

tks
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Is that a picture of the connector in question or a sample pic of the Buccaneer? Looks like you need one of these tools to open up the plug:



Check this site for more info.

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Hi Ted

thanks for taking the time to respond! Appreciate it!

The link to the pic is infact the actual connector.

Thanks for attaching a link to the tool - you are absolutely right! I have one on board and always thought it was something to do with the dinghy!!!!

all the very best for the festive season.

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Glad that worked out Jay... I'm always (re)discovering stuff on the boat too.

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So this evening I removed the splash proof connector using the "tool" and as expected I found a number of the wires out of place. Problem is that I now have no way to make out which wire (of the 5) goes where on the connector!

Is trial and error the only route since the connector is not wired to the original cable? Is there risk of damage to the wind instrument using this approach? Is there any other way to detect which wire goes where?


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Are the wires different colors/stripes? If so, perhaps pull the other side off and match up?


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Yes the wires are different in colour but there is no way to see which goes where unfortunately. Guess it is going to have to be trial and error!
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What's the manufacturer / model of the wind instrument?
Does the cable use a similar Buccaneer connector at the instrument / can you see the wire colors there?

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@Ted

The model of the wind instrument is a Nasa Cruiser- there is no mention of wiring in the user manual.

At the instrument end, the wire is sealed into the device. I do not have easy access to the unit but had it replaced last year and remember it pretty well.

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Sorry J - can't be of much more help here. You might try contacting them directly:

Nasa Marine Instruments Ltd
Boulton Road, Stevenage,
Hertfordshire SG1 4QG

Tel: 01438 221023

email: info@nasamarine.com

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