This may help future searchers. Often the control cables, starter motor cables, depth sounder cable and engine alarm cables have to be run from the console to the engine above deck. A cheap way of protecting them is to use 3" land drain rigid plastic pipe. Of course water gets in and out, but the cables themselves are protected from physical damage from tanks, pots and boots etc. Looks tidy too. 5 metres cost me Ä12 from a farm shop.