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Old 14 December 2004, 15:37   #1
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bilge pump wireing

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as some of you may know i have been avidly searching for a small rib, and have finaly bought a 4m searider. i have started to referbish, and now am going to fit a bilge pump. problem is, that the rule 360gph that i have bought only has 3foot of cable. obviously this wont be longenough to get from the transom, to the console, so i will need to join the cable. how should this be done. would heat shrink tube be good enough to keep the water out, or is there anyway to put a longer lead onto the pump?
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Old 14 December 2004, 15:49   #2
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I had the same problem with my last boat using a Rule 360. I joined the wires with crimps. Then I put plenty of Sikaflex all over the crimps and any exposed wire. Wrapped plenty of self-amalgamating tape around this and finally some heat shrink to tidy it up.

Overkill I know but it's still working perfectly today even after being left on a mooring submerged for nearly 4 wks when I was on holiday last yr.
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Old 14 December 2004, 15:53   #3
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I don't think it is overkill , I think that's how you keep a cable joint watertight.

Another way to do it is to mount an IP56 bx on the transommake your join inside the boat and fill that full of silicone. Then put the lid on
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Old 14 December 2004, 19:52   #4
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You can use silicon tubing. This pic is just a short bit covering a joint which is sealed under deck. If it is to be above deck, take care to be neat and make both ends equally long and it will be 100% watertight...guaranteed.
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Old 15 December 2004, 02:19   #5
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Is that silicone stuff the same as Helermans sleeving
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Old 15 December 2004, 03:29   #6
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These are the boyos for that job.... Duraseal.. also available from Vehicle Wiring Products as well as RS...

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/browse/M...toid=-75458491
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Old 15 December 2004, 03:39   #7
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These are the boyos for that job.... Duraseal.. also available from Vehicle Wiring Products as well as RS...
I like them but I think these can be better http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/browse/M...stockNo=391980
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Old 15 December 2004, 04:47   #8
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The above links don't work if you're not signed in as you! If you post the part numbers then everyone can go to rswww.com and look them up!
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The above links don't work if you're not signed in as you! If you post the part numbers then everyone can go to rswww.com and look them up!
You can got www.rswww.com and follow the links to cables and connectors- crimp terminals- Duraseal.... not too tricky, eh Cooks?
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hi all,
as some of you may know i have been avidly searching for a small rib, and have finaly bought a 4m searider. i have started to referbish, and now am going to fit a bilge pump. problem is, that the rule 360gph that i have bought only has 3foot of cable. obviously this wont be longenough to get from the transom, to the console, so i will need to join the cable. how should this be done. would heat shrink tube be good enough to keep the water out, or is there anyway to put a longer lead onto the pump?
Am i being stupid here or something, doesn't the 4m Searider have a flooding hull, therefore what would be the point of having a bilge pump ?

of course if the hull was blanked off though ?
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