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I think the rubber the comes from the back of the light to the pulpit is the conduit per say, along with a sacrificial cover of the actual wire itself. Everything is pretty well corroded from IR/UV down to the copper wire itself. I can take a pic of where the wire runs out of the pulpit to the back of the light tomorrow, I was toying with taking a pic of the port light which is here at home broken apart and what wiring is here. but the reality is, its protecting the wire that is exposed from the pulpit tube to the back of the light is the key. The rest of the run into the anchor locker is easy to protect from IR/UV etc. Then I need to do the same thing to the stern light too.
I'm sure I will need some heat shrink, new wire, I may see if I can get 20' vs a 100' roll of the wire I linked above or equal from fisheries or west marine in a 16-2, altho it might 14, but looks more 16g than 14.
Then into the anchor locker upside down on my back for some of the work, on my front for others, pull the old wire into the locker with a string attached to pull the new stuff up and thru.......sounds like work, ie what I sometimes do day in and out......yuck! I thought boats were supposed to be relaxing and phun!....
I also talked with jody on the phone for a bit, so got most of what he said inbetween the phone echoing and my lack of hearing, ie literal lack of, ie 25% loss in the right ear, and 50-100% in the left, mostly high tones.........
now for the question of the day!
Why is denby not ignoring me? or me ignoring denby? ack!LOLOL
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Last edited by blt2ski; 11-05-2009 at 01:00 AM.