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Old 27 January 2017, 16:34   #1
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Cables !! Under floor or above !!

I've just removed the deck from my 6.5 chasecraft because of the tanks leaking, so tanks removed and foam which I reckon weighed at lease 60-70 kilos !! So I'm replacing the tanks just having them above deck in the console, but I'm thinking before the deck goes back in tomorrow to have all cables and hoses above deck instead of underneath, what's all your views on this !!Click image for larger version

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Old 27 January 2017, 17:12   #2
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I'd have them properly clipped below the deck.

They are protected from damage and you won't trip up over them.
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Old 27 January 2017, 17:14   #3
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Under,in a conduit so you can add too and repair/replace
I'd put a Fuel Tank back under deck too!
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In a conduit. Something big, big enough to get the plug ends through. Makes routing and repair easier. Remember to use sweep 90 degree electrical turns. And I put the tanks back down there too. Foaming tanks in is not the recommended way to mount them, at least over here. properly mounted under deck and they will last a long time and there's already a lack of storage space on a rib.

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I would also put the tanks back in! Foolish not to use the available space. Just do it so that there is no risks of them starting to leak again. Stainless / plastic.
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Last one I saw at ribquest they put plastic land drain in as a cable conduit so it could drain out into the bilge
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Old 28 January 2017, 13:50   #7
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Think your all right, deck went back in today but not fixed yet, but I think I'll glass a 4" stack pipe in under to run cables!!
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Under Deck and in conduit every time. I ran 2 2" suction pipe lengths under my deck, and anchored the ends with a push fit flange thing I made on a lathe. One ran to a connecting push fit adapter straight into the engine trunking (for fuel, push cables and electricals) and the other has the steering, transducer and lighting cables and terminates on deck. Works very well but the duct was damn tight to get things down. The engine cables and 31 pin engine plug were the problem ones. Next time I'd look at 63mm or larger.

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My two penneth:

1. Tank under deck.
2. Cables under deck.
3. As you have the deck off, make it bolt down / sealed with Sikoflex and therefore removable for relatively easy access.
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