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Nice conduit for Wires?

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I'm running speaker wires along the inside of the boat, along the interior of the cockpit edge...along the bottom, side, and then to a hole previously occupied by a dead knot meter (rip).

Now, if I were a uber craftsman, with a MiterSaw, I might try this in wood, but the double compound angle is a killer.

What the best way to cover this speaker wire, while navigating 130° turns, without requiring me to spend a weekend?

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I've been trying to upload a picture, but no luck.

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Anyone use a .5" flexible hose? Something like that?
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geary - run it along edges, out of sight, then use screw down cable ties to hold it in place.

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small diameter PVC pipe is relatively flexible and can probably make a 130˚ bend. Even if it doesn't you can always cut it with a good miter box and then glue it up again. It'd be waterproof, and relatively smooth and easy to work with.

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previous guy had like 5/8" clear flexi hose, but it looked like hell. What kind of glue? Epoxy? And does everyone just use WestSystems stuff, when one discusses epoxy?

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This stuff works well. May be secured with adhesive backed wire ties.
http://cableorganizer.com/wire-loom/colored.html
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Do you need waterproof, is it visible or behind bulkheads and lockers?

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No, this is just cosmetic. Visible (off white wall)
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Can't you run the wires out of sight?

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