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Old 04-01-2004, 06:02 AM
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where should I bring my cables and wires into electronics boxon my t top.I was thinking of a clam shell on side.Any ideas
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Thats how I routed the VHF cable from mine !!! Double seal tight's ..
one from the T-Top mountint plate and then when it goes in the Electronics Box another one ...
I simply then ran the excess wire down and back up one of my T-Top legs and there is about 3 foot of it inside my Box ...
makes for easy assmbly
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:51 AM
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Send some PICs if you can. You really should make every effort to run the lines inside the tubing. From the tubing to the box; a short piece of PVC tubing or similiar. You can just see the 2" PVC tubing going into the top of the electronics box. That's all that shows!
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who do you want a Pic from?...Me or SRE ...John
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SRE...to see what he's working with. May have to route, outside tube.
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:30 PM
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I have a setup similar to yours but no pvc pipe in the middle and no hole on top. I have a tube on the side of the box that attaches to the leg and another tube that is on the side of the console so it is no promblem tol get wires from the box to the console.I have 3 different wires that must go in the box.The anchor light,spreader lights,and vhf cable.Had I thought aboout it I would have put a hole in the top of the box when I had it off last weekend.I am looking for a simple way that looks decent without pulling the box down again
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:36 AM
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I used a clam shell when doing mine. I also used a rubber grommet around the hole so that the wires wouldn't chafe.
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SRE372...I would go with Reel Lucky's plan then. Good Luck!
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:46 AM
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I decided to go the clam shell verison on the side of the box.I am also using the black plastic conduit on all wire route them all to the center of the box on top and then come around and into the box with a one black plastic conduit with a clam shell over it.The black conduit will not show to much against the black top.Thanks for the help
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