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Old 31 December 2012, 06:31   #1
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trunking over the deck

I am looking for large diameter trunking to link the console to the engine. what would you suggest for the job?

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Old 31 December 2012, 07:35   #2
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IMO water pipe etc looks awful! Spirowrap (as used by Ribcraft and Humber amongst others) is much neater and looks very smart. It's also cheap as chips!
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Old 31 December 2012, 10:26   #4
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Use proper rigging hose, something like this.... Yamaha Rigging Hose 25ft/7.62mm - YAMAHA Outboard Motors, Boats, Kayaks, Genuine Parts, Accessories & Servicing

It's neat and tidy, and hard wearing. Spiral wrap is crap, especially when (as most of the rib manufacturers seem to do) the wrong size is used. Nothing looks worse than a 2" diameter bundle of control cables, wires and fuel line are badly wrapped in 16mm wrap.
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Try making your own out of grp. Use a length of plastic electric cable trunking from a builders merchants to use as a mould
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Use proper rigging hose, something like this.... Yamaha Rigging Hose 25ft/7.62mm - YAMAHA Outboard Motors, Boats, Kayaks, Genuine Parts, Accessories & Servicing

It's neat and tidy, and hard wearing. Spiral wrap is crap, especially when (as most of the rib manufacturers seem to do) the wrong size is used. Nothing looks worse than a 2" diameter bundle of control cables, wires and fuel line are badly wrapped in 16mm wrap.
My RC came with the obligatory sprial wrap & it looked sh1te I ripped it all out & bought proper BRP rigging hose. It meant having to disconnect all the hoses & cables from the engine to run 'em through the hose, but the end result is worth it. I think it's laziness on the part of the rigger to use it on engines.
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32mm 50mm or bigger flexible plastic conduct from any electrical factors, black or creamy grey.. Ask a control system panel builder for a piece.. They will probably give it to you, I would..
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32mm 50mm or bigger flexible plastic conduct from any electrical factors, black or creamy grey.. Ask a control system panel builder for a piece.. They will probably give it to you, I would..
It's called "Copex" used loads on my rib above and bellow deck.



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Spiral wrap looks ok if it's the correct size and care is taken to fit it neatly but I can tell you from experience that its a massive PITA if you need to take it all off in order to replace a control cable or run an extra wire to the stern for a new toy. It never goes back as neat the second time. If you are clever with your routing of it though it does allow you to have fuel lines, steering cables etc entering or leaving the main bunch of cables at different points and it still looks neat. You couldn't do this with conduit with out cutting holes in the sides of it in various places.
Good quality cable conduit looks a lot neater and is easier to pull new cables through. Also it protects the cables better if they are in an area where it may get stood on or heavy items dropped on them.
Guess it depends on your installation and where you need ease of access to the cables etc as to what will work best for you. Purchase either option from your local electrical distributor for a fraction of the price you'll pay at the swindlers.

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http://shop.aeswakefield.com/10mm-nc...100m-194-p.asp
They do bigger sizes but used it on my defender.
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Nice bit of Spirowrap:
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I found nice trunking from IBS so I bought some. A bit pricy but it looks good and the end fittings are good
Large Cable Trunking 50mm Dia Grey Metre - IBS Boat Supplies
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Nice bit of Spirowrap:
Where?
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I've got about 300 metre of it here, haven't got the fancy ends though and mines is white, I say 5 per metre would help my beer fund
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Old 15 February 2013, 04:31   #15
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+1 for Copex

Also if you use the 30mm stuff to cross the deck, you can run three (or more) in parallel and you get something a lot less likely to trip you up than a big 4" trunk!

I did that to the foot of the A- frame, then combined two of them into a 2" Yam trunk up to the engine for neatness - the third went staight up the botom of the A- frame "pipe" for a seamless join and the fourth was kept in parallel as it carries the fuel hose for the forward tank(s) and it was tie wrapped to the steering toob to get a nice little connector just below the engine Ther is a photo on here somewhere.....
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:12   #16
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That's well cheap. I'll have to match that
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Another way is to get the bigger dia stuff and slit it down lengthwise wrap round and secure with cable ties. means easier acess in futire and all it costs you is cable ties
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....and means you can fit cables with moulded plugs through trunking they wouldnlt otherwise fit through!

Yes, I had to pull & re-feed 3 cabbl;es after buying toys that needed me to stuff a sounder cable with a 20-odd mm connector through an already busy 30mm copex.......
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