Adventures aboard a Phillip C Bolger designed AS-29 sharpie live aboard sailboat
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Hiding the motor wiring: it's done!
Here are the tools I use to cut custom #4 Anchor starter motor cable. The hydraulic press with its custom die really puts the cable ends on well. First I trim then end with a knife. Then I apply NO-OX grease to liberally to the end. Next the crimper sets the end and finally, glue based heat shrink tubing is applied with the heat gun. All connections are layered with NO-OX grease.
I am using 5/16 inch x #4 cable ends. It finishes out nicely.
Here are the pass trough bedded terminals in the starboard cabinet. They are bedded on the opposite side and are thus water proof. Cable caps prevent shorts.
A good cable cutter is a must for nicely sheared ends. Cable moves forward under the bed
through a slot into the aft inside locker
up to the outside posts
And finally an exit just in front of the motor well
I'm not that happy about this run above the floor. Unfortunately the previous wiring job of the light circuits in the rear of the boat would have to be replaced. I am willing to live with a neatened up job for now.