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2 Weeks Ago 04:46 PM
miatapaul
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

At least up in the radar dome you could put some sort of waterproof connector. There is a selection here:

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/...led_connectors

http://www.digikey.com/Web%20Export/...f?redirected=1


I would look into a connector at the bottom of the mast as well as it will make bringing the mast down quicker.
2 Weeks Ago 01:55 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Okay - from the manual I know it's described as a "8-cores composite cable (15 m)". And here is the wiring diagram:



There obviously shouldn't be a connector/terminal in the dome. It was obviously a complete hack job.

jara - thanks for the link. I'll see what I can find.
2 Weeks Ago 01:39 PM
ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack,
I'm surprised the antenna shroud has a terminal strip in it and not a connector that was prewired to the internals. A terminal strip seems to add to the potential for connection difficulties. Have you been able to determine what the configuration should be as opposed to what exists?
John
2 Weeks Ago 01:13 PM
Jaramaz
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I've contacted JRC to see if they have a cable (it's a discontinued model). Is it possible to buy stock cable with the same wiring configuration? How do you spec it to a cable supplier?
If JRC has a cable it wont be cheap.

All these cables are standard cables. You will find a lot of possibilities if you look into any electronics catalogue (one example is the famous https://www.elfaelectronics.com/elfa...2F+Accessories ), but there are others; probably you will find something locally in the US

Do change all cables, inclusive the coax. Find high quality cables, preferably marine grade.
Consider where you want contacts. Get high quality. These are expensive but worth it.

I would un-step the mast for doing this.

As noted in many threads: One better do it oneself, it is far easier to reach the one to complain to then.

/J
2 Weeks Ago 11:04 AM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I've contacted JRC to see if they have a cable (it's a discontinued model). Is it possible to buy stock cable with the same wiring configuration? How do you spec it to a cable supplier?
I'd send them the old one.

MedSailor
2 Weeks Ago 11:00 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I've contacted JRC to see if they have a cable (it's a discontinued model). Is it possible to buy stock cable with the same wiring configuration? How do you spec it to a cable supplier?
2 Weeks Ago 10:42 AM
miatapaul
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
Buy a new cable and save your short and curlies...
This seems to be the best solution, as it will prevent issues in the future. Seems the real lesson here is that if you want a job done right you either have to hire Mainesail to do it, or do it yourself!
2 Weeks Ago 12:05 AM
aeventyr60
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Buy a new cable and save your short and curlies...
2 Weeks Ago 06:31 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yeah - I paid the professionals at the yard a lot of money to take care of the wiring while they had the mast down. We can see where that got me.
2 Weeks Ago 04:01 PM
GeorgeB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack, did you have the mast down and not inspect the wiring? Could be as simple as the mast not properly grounded or as bad as the wiring miss- reconnected, or god forbid, a shorted wire. I'm assuming your boat came without documentation. At the Tx end, there should be a bus that a wires should be connected to. You really shouldn't have a pig-tail bundled cable and that cheesy, unshielded, connecter bus. You should be able to find a radar manual on-line that shows the wiring diagram and after that it is just a question of using a multi meter to match up the correct connection between transmitter and display. The good news is at the end of the process you will have a proper wiring diagram for your nav instruments.
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