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Old 04 January 2011, 11:10   #1
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Outboard electric cable

Hello,

I've just realized my electric cable (8-core) from the engine to control box has been cut.
Someone did a nice Christmas gift to me

Could you please tell me whether I can swap that cable to any 12V 8-core cable?

Thanks.
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Old 04 January 2011, 11:11   #2
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Yes, assuming you can fit the connectors you need, or splice the new cable in to the remaining wiring.


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Can you not splice it back together?
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A crimper, some crimps and amalgating tape should be all you need. The wires should be colour coded and easy to match up.
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If you find the lovely chaps or chappesses who did it then please respond in kind by cutting their throats. Let the punishment fit the crime - kill my boat and I kill you.

Seriously I would love to catch the twats who do this kind of stuff and deliver a damn good beating.

Hope you get it all sorted out - not tooo expensively.

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Yeah, theft is one thing but wanton vandalism is worse IMV.
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Hello,


Could you please tell me whether I can swap that cable to any 12V 8-core cable?

Thanks.
No not just any 8 core wire. One with a cable diameter with enough rating for the current that goes though it.

Splicing it seems the easiest way of getting it back together. Using proper crimps and then encasing the lot in resin will keep the water out.
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Solder, heatshrink & self-amalgamating tape.
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Solder, heatshrink & self-amalgamating tape.
Indeed. Heatshrink around the throat of the offender and warm gently until a slight choking noise is heard, self amalgamating tape around the nose and mouth to remove air supply, and drip molten solder into the eyes and ears.

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Boggy, What a waste of Good Heatshrink!! and I hope you mean leaded Solder !!!
But must say I DO like your style
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