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Old 15-11-2015, 07:07   #31
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Re: Radarcable endings, can they be cut off and reconnected?

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Hi.Thanks so far.

Will not drill oversize if I can avoid.
Unnecessarly weakens the tubing.

Looks like cable connector can be usually removed. Good makes threading the cable much more easy.
Have not bought radar yet. That's why I ask if it is an issue to cut and reconnect or not.

Still Lady Rover happens to be on the hard at a welding company, so this is a great moment to get the struts mounted.

If at all, best oversize holes would be axially at the top end and on the bottom of the tubing :-)
Might be an option. Still has the issue that rain water might get through the arch into the boat.
This is solvable though.

Btw. valid point on shadow on solar panels.
Tricky though my mast has no spreaders to conveniently mount radar.
Will look into special bracket.

Thanks again this forum is awesome!
You don't need a very heavily built mount bracket to hold a 25 lb radome.Just make sure it is designed to be stiff & well fastened to mast.There are commercially available universal radar mounts sold by several companies-all powder coated & ready to bolt on. Try ebay & Google.
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Old 15-11-2015, 07:33   #32
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Re: Radarcable endings, can they be cut off and reconnected?

If your radar is like mine (a JRC) it will be unnecessary to cut a large hole or cut the cable end off and reconnect. It is easier to disconnect the radar cable at the radome and feed your cable through from the display backwards to the radome. There are a lot fewer connections to be made at the radome than there are at the plug that connects to the display.

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Re: Radarcable endings, can they be cut off and reconnected?

Originally Posted by Franziska View Post
Hi everybody,

I have a welder put two support struts on my arch.
One for a Windgen one for a Radar.

Have bought neither one of the equipment yet.

We want to route the cables through the arch.
Obviously we want as small holes as necessary.
Does anyone know if it is possible to take of the endconnector on the cables usually delivered with radar sets.
Can I cut off and reconnect?
Any thoughts on this?
The Windgen cable will not cause trouble I believe.Standard 12v cable.

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Our radar is on the mizzen so we needed a Junction box to permit mast removal. Yes you can cut the wire but avoid it if you can. There were abut 20 hair-sized wires to land on a terminal strip in a hopefully water tight J-box in an on-deck locker. If you can locate the junction inside there should be no problem.
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Old 26-11-2015, 14:25   #34
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Re: Radarcable endings, can they be cut off and reconnected?

Same problem. 10 very fragile wires. I used what was called "European" style junction box and wrapped it with aluminum tape. It has individual holes with clamping screws. much smaller body than standard junction block. good luck.

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