Originally Posted by Atlantic Salt
Seems simple enough. Attach new cable to old and pull through mast
. Problem is the holes at top and bottom through which existing cable exists is just large enough for the existing cable - without any tape. Damn. It seems like the cast masthead fitting may come off and then I could get at the inside and get it done. Anyone have experience with that fitting,etc
All comments appreciated
If the cable is a tight fit in the holes it sounds like you will not be able to attach a string to the outer case. Two options come to mind:
1. if the cable seems quite loose in the mast I would solder the center conductors together. That should be a strong enough joint to let you pull up the new cable.
2. if the above seems iffy you could make a loop in the old cable's center conductor, solder this loop together and then tie a string to the loop. Pull the string up and then attach the bottom end to a similar loop in the new cable. Pull up new cable with string.