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Old 08 May 2013, 09:45   #1
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Internal burrs on A frame

Managed to hide all of the wires for the nav lights inside the A frame but I am struggling with the VHF cable. Problem is that the entry hole has sharp burrs on the inside and every time I have to pull the cable back because it has become stuck (I bloody hate fiddly jobs like this!!) it shave a little more of the sheathing off.

Anyone come up with a cleaver (easy) way of filing the internal burrs off?

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Managed to hide all of the wires for the nav lights inside the A frame but I am struggling with the VHF cable. Problem is that the entry hole has sharp burrs on the inside and every time I have to pull the cable back because it has become stuck (I bloody hate fiddly jobs like this!!) it shave a little more of the sheathing off.

Anyone come up with a cleaver (easy) way of filing the internal burrs off?

Andy
I had the same problem when rewiring mine, shoddy workmanship if you ask me its feckin obvious that wires are going to be pulled through them.
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I had the same problem when rewiring mine, shoddy workmanship if you ask me its feckin obvious that wires are going to be pulled through them.
Totally agree with you, unfortunatly the shoddy workmanship is mine!!!
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Totally agree with you, unfortunatly the shoddy workmanship is mine!!!
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Go to an electrical wholesaler & buy rubber grommets to match your hole size, if you've already got cables in the hole, just split the grommet & wrap it around the cable bundle & then feed it into the hole.
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Go to an electrical wholesaler & buy rubber grommets to match your hole size, if you've already got cables in the hole, just split the grommet & wrap it around the cable bundle & then feed it into the hole.
Thanks PD, I did try something like this but it just pulled out everytime I had to pull the cable back through.
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Unfortunatly this just causes more burrs, I really need a round file with the last 10mm bent at 90 degrees to get inside
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Get a drill bit roughly the same size as the ole and inset it into the ole and then turn it by hand tilting it as you go
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I had the same problem, though not as bad. I deburred as best I could then found that there's grommet sets available on Ebay.

Very easy to match what you need and only a few quid.
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