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Running wire down a mast...
In my attempt to upgrade my wind transducer vane, using the old existing cable as a guide line, the existing cable came apart and broke. The cable appeared to be strong enough but as I pulled the cable up, there was a splice that the previous owner installed and it pulled apart there.
Either case, I need to figure out a way to run the new cable down the mast besides removing the mast.
My mast has internal halyards and I was thinking of attaching the cable to one of the halyards to help guide it down until it reached the halyards exit slots just a few feet above the cabin top and then try to fish it down through the mast down to the cabin floor. (Mast is keel step). The problem is that the cable may end up rubbing on a line inside the mast as it will be outside the internal conduit.
Any thoughts or creative ideas are surely welcomed....
S2 11.0A 36'
Last edited by patrscoe; 07-08-2013 at 01:03 PM.