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Old 12 August 2004, 19:16   #1
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Cable management

I've decided to (finally) wire up my electrics, properly! My past experiance of this sort of thing has ended with a mass of twisted wires going everywhere, so I'm keen to do this right!
I've tested the little sticky plastic things you stick on then thread a cable tie through, but these always peel off when they get damp.
Another problem is that I think the console is really too thin to drill in to, so I can't screw any fixings in.

All suggestions (and photos ) on how to organise my cables in a nice neat way will be greatfully received!

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Bogey Tape

Hi,

I am currently using the plastic style clips you are talking about, however I have removed the sticky pad they come with and used a really strong tape called (Bogey Tape) this is not a wind up, I work in the Exhibition sign industry and we use it to stick farely heavy signs up outdoors and it sticks like **** to a blanket. Really Strong and water proof and as yet it has not come off of my boat. If you have a sign company near you ask them, it is farely expensive but works. Hope this helps.
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Bogey tape ey

I suppose silicone or some other glue type substance might work. I shall consider that though. How expensive is expensive?
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For 10m it is approx 45, I'll have a look around my unit tomorrow and see if I have a part roll, cos I guess you won't need much, if I have a part roll kicking around I'll let you know and I'll post it to you.
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That's expensive tape!!!!

Thanks for the offer; if you do find some I'll buy a meter of you if you have that much!
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If I find it you can have it, no worries about buyiing it off of me.
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Very kind - have a credibility point!

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Why, thank you sir, I'll PM you and let you know.
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Tim,

Just had a thought of an easy solution, how about simply Aralditing (super strong 2 part epoxy glue, just incase you didn't know) some tie wraps/zip ties or whatever you care to call them to the side of the console?

I reckon glue it with a dab of glue near to the ratchet end (if that makes sense?) then that'll leave a long free end to wrap around large or small bunches of cable.

I've never done this and it literally just popped into my head so it might not work!

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I've decided to (finally) wire up my electrics, properly! My past experiance of this sort of thing has ended with a mass of twisted wires going everywhere,
Been there too, and having seen the pics of Chris wiring up his Falcon he puts most of us to shame never mind the rib builders.

Hope he might give some tips too.

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