Originally Posted by Adamn
Hi I am buying a 5m rib .......I don't want to start trailing wires through the boat if I can help it.......
I guess from this you don't want trip hazard central on your deck?
Does the boat have an under deck duct for the steering / throttle / gear cables? If so, problem solved. If not, you probably already have a steering, a throttle, a gear and remote electrics cables running between the transom & the console. You may also have two huge battery cables and a fuel hose.
Find your nearest electrical store (Big B&Qs might do it too) and buy yourself a suitable length of "Copex". 30mm (the biggest I've found "off the shelf") will usually take three of the battery / control cables. push the other two through the other run along with the nav lights cable. Put one copex down either side of your steering bowden & tiewrap them in place. It's the tidiest deck run you will get without spending something like £40/m on the "official big bore" stuff. (and it sits flatter, so is less of a trip hazard! )
A bit like this: