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Old 02-23-2013, 04:19 PM
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Default Bracket mounted Simrad NSS - what do you do about the hole?

I mounted my Simrad NSS7 as shown below and now have a pretty large hole remaining on the top of my console that the various wires feed through. What sort of device have others used to prevent water leakage into the console?

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:25 PM
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I myself always drill the larger hole that the wires go thru behind the mount rather than in the middle as you have displayed. This to me puts less of a bend in the wires and then I am able to put a clam shell over the holes after sealing with silicone. Comes out looking clean and water resistent.

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Great suggestion, but being the conformist that I am, I followed the manufacturers instructions as shown. Anyone have any ideas of some kind of additional waterproofing device or clamshell that might work in this situation?
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Several options - you can use a "Cable Clam" if you want it water tight, but I just have a stainless wire cover - sort of triangle shaped - open on one end where the wires come out - screw it into the top of the dash over the hole to cover it.
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I myself always drill the larger hole that the wires go thru behind the mount rather than in the middle as you have displayed. This to me puts less of a bend in the wires and then I am able to put a clam shell over the holes after sealing with silicone. Comes out looking clean and water resistent.

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