Panels.. oh so many panels...
I figured it'd be reasonably easy to run an antenna wire from the windshield valence on my Eastbay up to the flybridge, for a Sirius radio connection.
Yeah, not so much. So... many... panels... to unscrew...
And I'm still not close to the right location. From the flybridge the downward connection for other cables in the bundle is in behind the fridge up there (of which only 3 of the four screws were present holding in it) and that's aft of the side door. So where ever that comes down is above a panel that'll require removing the entire 6' tall piece next to the helm chair. Fortunately the fridge came out easily... I was not looking forward to crawling through that space again.
Behind a few panels there's a couple of pull-strings leading to other areas, so at least some poor bastard before me had the foresight to make it less trouble in the future. Just none leading up to the flybridge... at least none I've found... yet.
And before anyone suggests it, there's no easy run down from the valence to the helm, so using a splitter at the BBWX1 Sirius weather unit wouldn't be any easier. I will probably use one up under the flybridge, as that's got the same BNC style connector as the cable I already have on-hand for the radio. A splitter will at least save me from whacking another hole in the fiberglass.
No real question here, just ranting about pulling wires in a boat...
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice