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Installing Binnacle Guard

I am installing a new 1 1/4 dia binnacle guard in the place of the old smaller one on a repaired re-cored cockpit sole. I will be putting in new holes at the bottom of the guard to run wires up the guard pipes from beneath the sole. The previous installation just had 4200 around the wires in the hole and did not work very well. It leaked which is why I have the opportunity to make new holes. I of course will decore around the hole and fill with epoxy. What have been successful ways to seal the hole where the wires are comming up through the sole so it doesnt leak through the hole and down below. Thanks

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Re: Installing Binnacle Guard

On our boat the binnacle guard is designed so that the tubes themselves penetrate the deck and the wires go straight up into the tube from below.. can you modify and/or install your guide in that manner?

At the very least you can drill the wire holes so they exit into the tubes.. fewer penetrations.
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Installing Binnacle Guard

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Thanks. How is the guard pipe sealed where it goes through the deck.

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Re: Installing Binnacle Guard

Any good marine sealant should do.. Sikaflex, Boatlife etc, or try using good Butyl tape as described by member MaineSail.

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Re: Installing Binnacle Guard

I did this exact project when I put a chart plotter on my boat 5years ago.
The pedestal guard I bought fits into feet, defender sells them. The feet are 4200 on the cockpit floor. They Also have backing plates. All my wires are routed through the guard.I put "rubber o rings " around the pedestal before I inserted them into the feet, so there is a seal there, but the could be removed in the future if necessary.

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While I'm a big fan of Sikaflex, and use it everywhere, I employed 5200 on our binnacle guard. It's not likely to be removed again for some time and it's viscosity allows it to get into the seams along the bases, tubes and fasteners. The previous installation had been with some kind of adhesive silicone that stuck to everything but leaked and was a project to remove. Once cured 5200 makes a very rigid and waterproof connection.
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Re: Installing Binnacle Guard

Cementing the stainless to the deck is a mistake as you and guests use it to steady yourself and hold on to a lot. It will weaken and ruin your deck eventually. Do it properly and put it into the feet designed for it.
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Cementing the stainless to the deck is a mistake as you and guests use it to steady yourself and hold on to a lot. It will weaken and ruin your deck eventually. Do it properly and put it into the feet designed for it.
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Installing Binnacle Guard

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Do I understand you put some kind of O ring around the binnacle leg then insert the leg into the foot and make sure the O ring is up against the top of the foot where the leg penetrates?

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Re: Installing Binnacle Guard

DaveM,

Below uis the link to the feet. They have a rubber type groumet in them, but I did place an O ring in it before I inserted the tunes. Sert screws keep the tubes steady also

I attached to the deck us 4200.

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