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3 Hours Ago 10:35 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey, your boat is coming along. Nice video, dude. How expensive would it be to hire you and your boys to install lazy jacks for me? Nice work, kids!

See you tomorrow,
Ralph
4 Hours Ago 09:30 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Okay - several things going down. First, I installed some killer Lazy Jacks on our fine yacht. Check it:

You is Lazy Jack!

I'm now installing 300 watts of solar (and will do a write-up on that soon) - and just got in a new radar cable for the JRC 1500. I was very skeptical they even made them any more but I sent an email to JRC customer service and they hooked me up with a business right near the marina! BAM!

Lots more coming soon!
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.

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?
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...
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