[Public-List] Deck Penetration for Mast Wires
clay.q.pass at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 12:57:43 PDT 2020
Here are two other pictures of where it enters the interior...
On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 3:50 PM Clay Pass <clay.q.pass at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is what I use on #449. Enters next to bulkhead above head to a
> junction box near the cabinet. Then the cabinets make a nice way to route
> cables hidden from view to other parts of the boat. No sealant is needed
> in the pipe which allows for quick disconnect. The pipe is stainless steel
> and I've never had any water penetration.
> Clay Pass
> #449 Seeing Deep
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 12:44 PM Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <
> public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
>> Thinking of redoing the deck penetrations for the mast wires on Constance.
>> Currently there are three distinct penetrations, two to port of the mast
>> and one to starboard. All enter the v-berth just forward of the mast beam.
>> The wires get stepped on from time to time. They are not well protected
>> damage. The wires are: electrical cable for steaming, deck, anchor
>> and ground, VHF cable, signal cables (16 or 18 AWG) for Raymarine ST60
>> wind instruments.
>> Thinking about having a single penetration, just aft the base plate,
>> into the head/hanging locker area. One penetration large enough to hold
>> the wires. Would fill the penetration with putty or expanding foam or
>> woud you recommend". Playing with the idea of perhaps a 3/4" thruhull
>> by a 90 degree elbow so that water does not pool/sit on the top of the
>> One of these (
>> might do the trick, but does seem a bit bulky.
>> Thank you,
>> Jonathan M Bresler
>> S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
>> Annapolis/Eastport MD
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