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Old 04-20-2020, 08:19 AM
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Out of ideas to run trolling motor wiring. I simply couldn't fish it through the same path as my nav lights under the deck.

Has anyone done this? I was considering cutting through the top skin of the floor, scooping out the core (coosa), running my wire through the deck, filling and glassing over the wiring.

I have the fiberglass know-how, so I can do it correctly. Is this a big no-no?
Old 04-20-2020, 08:28 AM
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That's a lot of work. What is the reason you can't fish the wire along with the nav. light wire? I'd try cutting the nav. light wire and pulling a decent sized rope through to pull the new wire through before I cut the deck. Then re connect the nav. light wire.
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Originally Posted by fishen View Post
That's a lot of work. What is the reason you can't fish the wire along with the nav. light wire? I'd try cutting the nav. light wire and pulling a decent sized rope through to pull the new wire through before I cut the deck. Then re connect the nav. light wire.
I'm confident I can do it quickly and easily, I just wanted to hear if it was acceptable from the glass gurus.

I planned on doing what you describe, however I can't get the nav wires to budge. They are bound up somewhere.

Another idea I had (that still involves cutting the deck) would be to cut out a hole for a deckplate where the fuel fill/vent are located. I can snake the rigging up beside the vent hose. I should probably have an access hole there anyways.
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What’s the boat type / photos there is alwash a way of sorts to make it happen
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If you are going to go to that much effort, open it up a bit more and run a rigging tube.
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Not many pics of the rigging, this is the best I can find. 2nd pic is current layout.

The nav lights follow the fuel fill which is not rigged through a tunnel. It actually passes thru a notch-out of the larger rigging tunnel at about 90°. THis is probably where the nav lights are caught up.

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Think I have a plan now. I can snake wiring thru the bottom and up thru the anchor locker. I'll glass a half round piece of PVC over it inside the locker to protect. Should shorten my length of wire dramatically too.
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