Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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Re: It couldn't be a phone line, could it?
Those connectors that look like phone line jacks are also like Ethernet connectors in the computer world. These are probably just that; meant to carry data from a transducer (wind probably in this case) to an instrument or nmea box, from a panel to a monitor in the case of a battery monitor, or some other electronics application. The wires would be too small to carry loads for lights or anything else beyond electronic data. I suspect that the poster who guessed wind instrument is correct as the wires head up the mast. Some wires being left loose just means that they weren't needed, that they were for an instrument or device that was not present on the boat but the manufacturer of the device had built in support or connectivity for. Is there an autopilot onboard? What other instruments are aboard? It's not a Raymarine seatalk connector but maybe Simrad? Electronics, that's my guess.
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