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Old 20 April 2004, 14:08   #1
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Rubber gromit for console

I recently made a largish hole in the side of my console to put the cables etc through from a new throttle box. I now need a rubber gromit(?) that will go over the top to allow the wires to go through in order to seal the hole.
I'm sure somebody knows of a website where these are for sale!
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Old 20 April 2004, 14:37   #2
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I now need a rubber gromit(?) that will go over the top to allow the wires to go through...
I don't know about a marine one but I'll tell you what works well, a gaiter for a steering rack. You can buy universal ones which have a series of collars on them at both ends. You just cut them off at the size you require. You will need to make a wee flange, at the consol, for it to clip over.
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Wot you need is a witches hat. You can get them in all chandlers and consists of a plastic collar and a rubber grommet (shaped like a witches hat). You can cut the grommet hole to whatever size your cables are.

Look on right of picture. You may need the next size down but thats the thing.
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I think I've seen something like that in the local chandlers. I'll give it a go.
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Go to somewhere like Index Marine or Aquafax, they both sell them, Not sure if they have a website but i guess they will have.
But im just Rigging a Ribcraft 5.85 as our Barrus Demo boat, i have ordered some from Ribcraft and they were very good quality and they dont even need screwing to the console, all you need is a hole!.

Dont know how much they were though!.
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That's probably the most suitable thing index do, although I think the "witches hat" will be better.
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Go for the witches hat it will still allow some movement which you inevitably get with throttle cables. The other type will clamp to much.
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