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Old 20-10-2009, 07:06   #31
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Iv'e done a LOT of these radar plug jobs. The guys on racing sailboats like to be able to quickly remove/install them. Lately Iv'e been using AMP products from Mouser.com Here's a couple pic's. I just douse them inside and out with corrosion block and their fine as long as they are below deck and don't get directly drenched in water. There's a grommet that goes on the strain-relief part.



Hi fairbank56,

Can you advise what part number the AMP connector is thanks.. having trouble finding it. cheers PaulB
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Both have a huge selection of these type of connectors
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Old 20-10-2009, 13:04   #33
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Re: Extending Radar Cable

I need about 5 feet of Furuno cable with 10 wires and one looks to be a coax. Any help there?

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I have spliced/extended/shortened numerous radar cables. They actually can be cut and connected through a terminal block without any noticable change in performance. The main issue is a setting - Sweep Timing, that must account for the "travel time" of the video signal through the cable. Many units, esp. older ones, will require a service manual to find the adjustment inside, and it has to be checked/adjusted on a sea trial. Some older Furuno units have the adjustment accessible from the front panel, under a little cover. New Furunos have the adjustment in the installation setup menu.

To check sweep timing, you must take the boat out and position in front of a long straight target, like a commercial warf, bulkhead, bridge, etc. Correct sweep timing will display a straight line, incorrect setting will display a line either dipped or peaked at the center. Incorrect sweep timing will cause targets to be displayed at incorrect distances.

The above does not apply if your scanner (dome) is digital (it will have a very small cable). You should be able to extend the cable a reasonable distance with no troubles.

I also have some extra cable, for Furuno.

I need about 5 feet of Furuno cable with 10 wires and one looks to be a coax. Any help there?

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Re: Extending Radar Cable

Do you have a 15 meter Furuno cable (Radome)?

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Well now I see that these cables go for around $200 so I can't very well give one away but can give a great discount. PM me with an offer.

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