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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

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Wind instrument?
That would be my guess. Typically need at least 5 or 6 wires to handle wind speed and direction. If only 4, then probably not.
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--- you could always disconnect carefully (take a picture before) and see what fails !
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

Ok, sorry but I still can't get you a pic. One end (with about 3' of wire) isn't connected to anything. It looks like it is long enough to reach where the VHF, GPS and such would go. There are 6 wires of various colors. It also appears to go up the mast.
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Wind instrument would make sense.
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

Do you have a wind transducer on your mast, which make ?
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

Good question! As I write this I'm looking through blue spots, due to looking into the sun. There is something up there but I can't tell if it's a transducer or not. I don't see any cups. There does appear to be some kind of wind sensor.
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Oh, sorry. I've only owned the boat for about 3 weeks. I have no idea of what was previously on board for electronics.
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Don't worry, after more than 3 years I still discover things on my boat that I was not aware of ... often hidden underneath blobs of old silicone or car body filler !
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

If the wires go up the mast id say wind instermentation
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?

Not having a picture is difficult to say. It could be for a dedicated wind instrument.

Another thought I installed a junction box located by the mast for disconnecting the wires to everything which is up the mast ( anchor light, spreader light etc. so when we pull the mast they can be disconnected there as opposed to at the electrical panel.

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