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Old 11 March 2013, 10:11   #1
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cable glands

I am looking at the cables from the chart pltooter, fish finder etc into the console. In the old console I just used a lot of sikaflex to seal the hole. I want to know the following
1) are cable glands any good i.e. are they water tight?
2) are they easy to install/use?
3) are there different types of glands?

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Old 11 March 2013, 12:55   #2
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The problem with cable glands is that if the cable you are using has a plug on either end of it then the gland you use generally ends up being quite large for the cable diameter.

You can increase the diameter of the cable by wrapping some amalgamating tape around it just where it passes through the gland.

The glands below are held in with CT1, pretty much the same product as sikaflex.
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I've used these before - Index Marine | Cable Glands, Bulgin, Bulgin Buccaneer, Bulgin Connectors, Bulgin Plugs & More - did a good job.
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The problem with cable glands is that if the cable you are using has a plug on either end of it then the gland you use generally ends up being quite large for the cable diameter.

You can increase the diameter of the cable by wrapping some amalgamating tape around it just where it passes through the gland.

The glands below are held in with CT1, pretty much the same product as sikaflex.
just get dome stuffing glads if you want white i have loads
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With the Index ones, you drill the hole in the rubber then cut down one side, pop the cable in and once you screw it all together the rubber squeezes together and you get a tight seal.
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With the Index ones, you drill the hole in the rubber then cut down one side, pop the cable in and once you screw it all together the rubber squeezes together and you get a tight seal.
yes buy why pay thro the nose know other ways
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I used the Index Marine type on the last boat & they worked well. The instruments are flush mounted on BP so no need for glands. I needed one for the sounder transducer cable which is "in hull" on BP, so I made my own from a piece of flat rubber & 2xM20 form G, A4 washers.....it would have been easier to buy one
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I bought some witches hat type very cheap.going to use them this week. Has anyone ever used them, where they cheap because their crap?
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