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Old 27 July 2009, 12:14   #11
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I use nylon compressed air tubing, comes in loads of sizes so you can even use a large diameter to help with any cables that have a moulded plug fitted, or can push the end of the cable inside to give a smooth join when pulling the cable in the duct

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Old 30 July 2009, 18:41   #12
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I leave excess length at one end of one of the cables in the duct, so if another needs to be run through, it can be taped to the surplus-length cable and pulled through. Need to be sure the excess length is longer than the duct.
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great solutions to a somewhat common problem. thanks

I'll pick up some fish tape this weekend.
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I've been changing the transducer on the rib,I managed to get the new cable pulled through under the floor using the pull through Ribcraft left in place,great..however in my enthusiasm to get the pull cord back through to repeat the process for the GPS cable, I had brain fade regarding the method to employ in recovering the pull through cable to it's original place, and thought whipping twine would be strong enough... it snapped with the rope only inches from the exit pipe...

So what I'm after is any pearls of wisdom re the way to get it out..I'm at a bit of a loss.

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I know you got the tow rope back but did you manage to pull the transducer plug through? When you saw me hiding under the console cover a couple of months back it was because I couldn't physically get my new transducer plug through the cable duct so had to cut it and solder it back together!

When my tow rope got wrapped round the other cables so many times it became useless, I used a spare teleflex control cable to run a new one - worked a treat!


Edit:- Doh, should have read the original post properly.. Just ignore me! I assume you got the GPS cable thro

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I know you got the tow rope back but did you manage to pull the transducer plug through? When you saw me hiding under the console cover a couple of months back it was because I couldn't physically get my new transducer plug through the cable duct so had to cut it and solder it back together!

When my tow rope got wrapped round the other cables so many times it became useless, I used a spare teleflex control cable to run a new one - worked a treat!


Edit:- Doh, should have read the original post properly.. Just ignore me! I assume you got the GPS cable thro

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Yip I remember,

Watching you and your issue led to the lumpy TD plug end bit, being taped with nearly a whole roll of tape to make sure it was as unlikely to get stuck on the way through also used plenty sploshings of Fairy liq.
the only problem now is when the interior of the boat gets wet were all up to our ankles in suds..
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Yip I remember,

Watching you and your issue led to the lumpy TD plug end bit, being taped with nearly a whole roll of tape to make sure it was as unlikely to get stuck on the way through also used plenty sploshings of Fairy liq.
the only problem now is when the interior of the boat gets wet were all up to our ankles in suds..
Out of interest, is your cable duct full of water? Mine is but I guess I don't have a full boat cover! Was contemplating sooking it out (with a vaccum rather than a straw) but decided it was no bad thing to have some water in there....
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Out of interest, is your cable duct full of water? Mine is but I guess I don't have a full boat cover! Was contemplating sooking it out (with a vaccum rather than a straw) but decided it was no bad thing to have some water in there....
Yes it is,...after three years the liquid in the duct is truely gruesome, I thought many times about trying to get it out....if I can get my dive bottles in test, we could try to blow it out...don't think a cover makes any difference.

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does your inner skin not drain out from the drain hole into the well? I try and vent mine everytime now as that is how my battery cables coroded.
Are you still heading for Dunstaffnage on the 28th?
I am going up to tayv this we/end weather looks ok.

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does your inner skin not drain out from the drain hole into the well? I try and vent mine everytime now as that is how my battery cables coroded.
Are you still heading for Dunstaffnage on the 28th?
I am going up to tayv this we/end weather looks ok.

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Billy,

The under floor cable conduit in both Al40's Ribcraft and mine, emerge from both ends into the Consol/rear deck vertically,there is no oppertunity to drain into the well.. if there was I would have used it by now,or maybe you know something we don't (I certainly don't want coroded batt cables)any advise would be gratefuly recieved.

3 out of the 5 bod's going are in the process of building up the credits with the wives...if they get the nod we'll be up there on the 28th,hoping to do cory and staffa,I'll keep you posted.

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The under floor cable conduit in both Al40's Ribcraft and mine, emerge from both ends into the Consol/rear deck vertically,there is no oppertunity to drain into the well.. if there was I would have used it by now,or maybe you know something we don't (I certainly don't want coroded batt cables)any advise would be gratefuly recieved.

3 out of the 5 bod's going are in the process of building up the credits with the wives...if they get the nod we'll be up there on the 28th,hoping to do cory and staffa,I'll keep you posted.

Cheers,

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Hi ian
probably wrong use of words and not expansive enough!! I had checked before with Ribcraft and they advised that it was all sealed and the cables were all marinised. They also advised that if water did get in that it would 'pop' out on the plain with a good forward thrust from standing, and that is what I try to do every time. If all all else fails suck on a tube.
Hope all your guys get passes.
Cheers sorry for the miss lead.
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