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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 10/18/11 - 1:48pm
Author: Mark AEOLUS
Subject: wiring
In reply to: Bruce 's message, "Mast Wiring" on - Monday - 10/17/11 - 2:33pm

Hey Bruce, thanks for the info nice to have a little insight as to the blocking. The drilling idea I'm considering would only be for the mizzen, no inside wires and short enough run it might work.
I too have a vhf wire running up the main next to the track, (wish it was inside), but there's no way to get it through the blocking. I wonder if most of us have an antenna wire externally mounted? Thanks again Mark

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[> [> [> Mast Wiring -- Bruce, - Tuesday - 10/18/11 - 3:16pm

My VHF antenna is installed on top of the mizzen, with the cable ran down the cap shroud. I also have a SSB antenna with isolators on the main backstay, and a Radar dome just above the mizzen spreaders, with the cable ran down the lower shroud. I have no external wires on the main mast, except where they exit out to connect to the associated light fixtures (spreader, steaming light, tricolor/anchor/strobe). I do intend to install an anemometer/wind direction transducer for my auto helm tiller pilot (the tiller pilot is connected to a Monitor wind vane), and so that wire will have to be mounted external, adjacent to the main sail track. It can be done neatly, so it doesn't look bad, and each wire clip fastener has to be sealed water tight with a small dab of caulk. I have come to terms with the fact that our masts have to have at least some wiring installed external. This is nothing new with any boat with wood masts. The trick is to install it neatly, so that in looks good.

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[> [> [> [> Mast Wires -- Mark AEOLUS M31, - Tuesday - 10/18/11 - 4:09pm

Thanks again Bruce for more info. Hows the reception from the mizzen as opposed to the main for the vhf.
I never thought about using the shrouds. If you look at my old pics in the owners section you can see a glimpse of my vhf wire up the main from the top, hull #62. Thanks Again Mark

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[> [> [> [> [> Good reception -- Bruce, - Tuesday - 10/18/11 - 8:43pm

The reception is good. I went up a size on the coax VHF cable. I'll take some pictures and email them.

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