Cutting and re-splicing transducer wire??
I am getting ready to replace the rigging tube on my CC. (For those who may be using different terminology, the rigging tube I am referring to is the protective plastic/rubber sheathing around the cables, fuel lines, etc which come out of the boat and into the motor).
Anyway, on with the question:
My depth sounder transducer wire currently runs along the outside of the rigging tube and is held into place via cable ties. This looks kind of cheesy and I would like to run the wire up through the rigging tube into the aft transom and then to the bowels of the boat.
The trouble is, the transducer itself doesn't have a disconnection for the wire itself so the only way I could run this wire the way I want is to clip the transducer wire, run the end through the rigging tube and re-connecting the wires with butt splices.
What sort of harm/problems am I inviting into my life if I do this? Is this transducer wire "special" in any way so it can't be snipped?
Any advice from the electronics gurus would be greatly appreciated.