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Old 08-16-2014, 01:41 PM   #21
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There shouldn't be a problem with that that I can see.
Thanks.The plan is to run cables in one conduit and wiring in another.I know cables can move enough to rub through wiring.I experienced that on a friend's boat.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #22
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Thanks.The plan is to run cables in one conduit and wiring in another.I know cables can move enough to rub through wiring.I experienced that on a friend's boat.
That's a good idea using conduit. I wish more boat builders did it. Just be sure to make it a bit over sized so you have room to add any new wires down the line.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #23
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Would there be a problem with cables run unsupported through conduit.Then secured at both ends,and connected to the engine and controls.
Excellent idea - don't use elbows or tees though.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #24
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That's a good idea using conduit. I wish more boat builders did it. Just be sure to make it a bit over sized so you have room to add any new wires down the line.
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Excellent idea - don't use elbows or tees though.
It's a straight run under deck from beneath the helm to the engine room.I'll be careful and watch my elbows and I'll leave the tee on the dinette.
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #25
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Well I ordered the Glendinning cables, I'll post back in a few weeks how they work out. All told not bad pricing, 8 cables the longest 22ft just over $300 US, I hope they live up to their name, it's going to be brutal installing them.
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Conduit is nice but the size must be large or the wiring de rated due to heat buildup.

Usually only done with pro built inspected boats.

The simplest for most boats is a simple tray , that the wiring gets laid into.

A couple of wire ties wont hurt and changes , lots of changes , become really EZ>
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #27
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Conduit is nice but the size must be large or the wiring de rated due to heat buildup.

Usually only done with pro built inspected boats.

The simplest for most boats is a simple tray , that the wiring gets laid into.

A couple of wire ties wont hurt and changes , lots of changes , become really EZ>

Can do,but my boat won't have much in the way of electronics.At least not at first.
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>Can do,but my boat won't have much in the way of electronics.At least not at first.<

KISS always works and with a tray you can change electronics sets week to week as the newest stuff comes out.
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>Can do,but my boat won't have much in the way of electronics.At least not at first.<

KISS always works and with a tray you can change electronics sets week to week as the newest stuff comes out.
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I am entering a conversation unarmed so to speak. A recent conversation with a retired Gill-net fisherman who purchased and converted a gill-net boat to pleasure outlined that he installed electric controls. Seems you install a single lever control station at each of those you desire, He has one on the bridge, aft on-deck and the master at the wheelhouse postition. He ran the wiring to each and indicated the circumference of the wire harness is quite small in diameter but ample. He as an amateur installed the control boxes at the injection pump and on the reduction gear. The seller came aboard and connected the three sites to the master control. My acquaintance says the whole installation was a simple nuts and bolt operation. His only reservation is that one has to place the current station in neutral prior to moving to a second location and regain the control of the shifting and throttle. I don't have the name of the installation material however, it seems as I read this thread, a simpler solution to the complex of running all the gear mentioned.
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Well I got my Glendinning cables & replaced all the old Morse cables from the fly bridge down to the engine room. With all the upgrades I have done to this boat, if there was ever anything worth doing, this was it! I am completely amazed at the difference, the throttles and shifters are as smooth as silk and virtually effortless. This is one time that spending a little more really paid off, two thumbs way up for Glendinning cables!!! These things slide like Teflon on wet ice. The whole job was quite simple. My only problem was when I got to the throttle cable from the Glendinning sync to the engine. The adjustments are more complex and I now have an engine that surges badly at idle.
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