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Originally Posted by geary126
Question is, I think I need to drill a 3/4" into the rails...and then, into the cockpit sole. Bear in mind, the rail diameter is 1".
Don't, run the wire down the outside, sorry it's ugly.

Can you get into the pedistal instead?

Without pictures its a guessing game for us.

There are various deck attachments intended to take the cables from deck mounted masts through the deck. Would one of those fit?
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Makes me glad I bought a Standard Horizon chartplotter a couple of years ago. I mounted it on the pedestal guard using a Snap-it Marine base I already had, and then made a bigger base using Starboard. The SH wires run through the binnacle (yes, it is a tight fit but doable) to a wiring block down below. No fittings at the ends of the SH wires. Makes a neat, clean installation.

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Hey, guys. thanks for notes.

SteveMac. You would think they would have a large connector only on one end, wouldn't you? But that 3/8 connector, somehow, won't even fit through a 5/8" hole. I tried it the other day.

maybe routing on the outside is the way to go.

I asked Edson, and they said, they didn't recco it, re: inside the pedestal.

Kind of the equivalent of NIMBY. Not in my backyard!
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