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Old 26 June 2012, 14:20   #1
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Underdeck wiring Ribcraft 585

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Does anyone have a good idea how to wire a cable below deck on my Ribcraft 585. Tried a couple off times but failed. Would rather not mount my VHF antenna on the console, instead of the A-frame. But maybe that's the only way out?

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Old 26 June 2012, 14:47   #2
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I was lucky in that I had an old cable that I tied a cord onto pulled it thru till cord appeared attached new cable and pulled the other way. At the same time I had enough spare cord that i doubled it up on the cable so that when I was finished I had a pull thru cord in the truncking that I could use both ways if needed.
Do you have an exsisting cable that you are replacing or a cable you could scrafice to put your cord in place then replace the cable.
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Old 26 June 2012, 14:56   #3
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I was lucky in that I had an old cable that I tied a cord onto pulled it thru till cord appeared attached new cable and pulled the other way. At the same time I had enough spare cord that i doubled it up on the cable so that when I was finished I had a pull thru cord in the truncking that I could use both ways if needed.
Do you have an exsisting cable that you are replacing or a cable you could scrafice to put your cord in place then replace the cable.
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Hi.

No spare cable available. Will wiring a new VHF antenna cable.

At worst, i will have to disconnect a existing cable, and pull it out with an extra cord, and then pull everything back with the new one.
But if that fails...."i'm screwed"

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Old 26 June 2012, 15:06   #4
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Oh man, don't run wires under deck dude. Sparks and wear and shorts and smoke and stuff.
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just fish it with mini trunking
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Old 26 June 2012, 15:37   #6
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just fish it with mini trunking
My thoughts precisely. Maybe pour a bit of silicone oil down there first - just remember to keep it off the tubes!

Oh, and ignore Mr P - he's been inhaling MEK again
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Old 26 June 2012, 15:41   #7
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Yepp, thought about that too.

But will make a new try tomorrow with my fish tape. I will try to modify it with a bulb on the top so it not get stuck in the "flexible hose"

I'll keep you updated....

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Oh man, don't run wires under deck dude. Sparks and wear and shorts and smoke and stuff.
From a VHF cable? I doubt it. I'd be more worried about the nav light wiring, which are wired to a hard 12V, but since they don't worry me either, well...

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It could pay to have a GOOD LOOK for the Mouse cable (Nylon cord) that is left in from the Factory for such instances as you describe ,i.e Take off the the Hat and and get in there, and have a good Root around. They often fall, or get pushed- pulled down into the Trunking.I had the same problem on my last R.C,but finaly got it out with a piece of wire coat hanger.. saved alot of grief.
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Did exactly the same job about a month ago on our Ribcraft 585 and used this

Worked pretty easily and keeps the deck clean and tidy. I am sure you could purchase an equivalent kit.

I left a bit of string in afterwards to make it easier in the future!

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