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What is the best place to buy marine wire and connectors online. I need regular stuff, plus some 7 conductor wire for a radar installation.

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Also, I am familiar with thru-deck fittings for two and three wire connections, with removable fittings for unstepping the mast. We have this for the lights and radio antenna.

What do you do when you have many more wires, such as adding a radar, wind instrunment, and masthead tri-anchor light?
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May be the best prices you'll find anywhere.

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The make through-deck or in-line fittings for more than two-or-three wires..
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About the only source I've found of waterproof "bulkhead" connector that allow many in one. Available in the US online from Newark Electronics www.newark.com and other distributors, they provide for flexible configurations, reasonably high power, high pin count, and even attached caps so you can cap/plug the ends when they are disconnected.

Beats all heck out of mutiple trailer harness blocks.
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Try this line of connectors. The particular distributor is Alvatek and they handle several product lines from various mfgs. You can pick all of the individual features of the connector.
Warning! These parts can get expensive real quick and some types require specialized tooling to assemble and disassemble.

http://www.alvatek.com/cms/amphenol-...connectors.php
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I also use bestboatwire.com and I have had nothing but great service from them over the last few years.

As far as through deck connections, this thread shows the method that I use.

Through Deck Electrical

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Thanks all for the help - bestboatawire.com looks to be the place.

Rick - I like how you did things. If I did things with seperate connectors for each use, I would have five! We have two now, with the deck light and VHR. I am adding Radar, masthead tricolor, and wind transducer. So lots more wires.

Jubilee's mast has sheaves at the bottom, so I am not sure if everything will fit. There are two channels at the front of the mast for wires. If I did it this way, I would have to remove the bottom of the mast which is pop riveted on, to gain access and make it all work. I imagine that I would have to have the exit at the front of the mast.I will consider this option when I look at the boat next!

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I also use bestboatwire.com and I have had nothing but great service from them over the last few years.

As far as through deck connections, this thread shows the method that I use.

Through Deck Electrical
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