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Re-Wiring Mast

Has anyone ever re-wired Cheoy Lee os 40 main mast? I'm just trying to run a new coax cable for VHF and the old cable seems to be retained somewhere along it's length
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Re: Re-Wiring Mast

If all you are trying to do is replace this wire and you have not removed anything to help accommodate that, then you would be very fortunate to simply pull a new wire through without any problems.
Your old antenna cable could be wrapped around a multitude of things.
May I suggest removeing all of your halyards and rewire everything in your mast through a length of 1" conduit. By doing this your wires will be protected from halyard shafe.
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Re: Re-Wiring Mast

AHHH But if it were only that easy. I took the base of the mast off hoping that it woud be hollow....no such luck. Yep, the old coax is still in there, but it seems to be retained somehow somewhere along the interior length of the mast. Now this really doesn't make any sense because who would construct a wooden mast around a handful of wires???? It's not a problem of halyards because they're all extenal. I'm kinda hoping that someone has come up against this problem with the offshore 40.
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Re: Re-Wiring Mast

Did you try the CL Association forum?

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Re: Re-Wiring Mast

with external halyards you can just drop in a new wire and leave the old
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Re: Re-Wiring Mast

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AHHH But if it were only that easy. I took the base of the mast off hoping that it woud be hollow....no such luck. Yep, the old coax is still in there, but it seems to be retained somehow somewhere along the interior length of the mast. Now this really doesn't make any sense because who would construct a wooden mast around a handful of wires???? It's not a problem of halyards because they're all extenal. I'm kinda hoping that someone has come up against this problem with the offshore 40.
When I opened up my wood mast I found that some wires were in fact stapled to the inside. No wonder I could not pull them out! There was a pvc conduit which had the VHF cable, mast head lights and anchor wire. It was tough to pull the last wire(wind speed cable) through. I ended up using some liquid soap to lubricate the wires. Make sure you have a stout messenger line on the end of the wires.
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