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Old 19-07-2010, 01:02   #1
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Quick Disconnects

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I am going to be rerigging soon, and would like to install quick disconnects at the base of the mast instead of having to disconnect all the stuff coming out of the mast base at the control panel. Any suggestions on how to go about doing this?
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Old 19-07-2010, 13:11   #2
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These connectors look interesting, ordered some but haven't tried them yet:
Anderson Powerpoles & Accessories:
I use a 26 pin connector for the radar at the base of the mast (try electrical supply houses), and a terminal strip in a small junction box for everything else - lights, anemometer, etc..

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Old 19-07-2010, 16:04   #3
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I've used PP's for all sorts of radio power, jumper cables on cars, etc. They work well, but I'm not sure how they will hold up in a marine environment. And they're NOT for RF type connections of any sort...


OBTW, a great place to buy PP's and coax connectors is these guys:

http://www.powerwerx.com/

Just a satisfied customer....
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I've had better luck with trailer connections packed with grease than the "marine" fasteners I have found on several boats. Simple, rugged, cheap and proven. Don't forget the grease. Use a terminal grease like No-Oxid and they will last a long time, even in very wet locations. I have had connections under the deck of a catamaran, and that is a rough application.
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Old 19-07-2010, 16:59   #5
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I've had better luck with trailer connections packed with grease than the "marine" fasteners I have found on several boats. Simple, rugged, cheap and proven. Don't forget the grease. Use a terminal grease like No-Oxid and they will last a long time, even in very wet locations. I have had connections under the deck of a catamaran, and that is a rough application.
Cool!
The standard four prong ones?
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Cool!
The standard four prong ones?
Yes, and there are 2 and 6 prong versions.
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Yes, and there are 2 and 6 prong versions.

OH.
Never seen those.
Cool.
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For the DC loads, I typically extend the wiring from the mast base using adhesive lined heat shrink butt connectors and then install a terminal strip in a locker, under the vanity in the forward head etc. This gives you a place, out of the bilge, to make connections. It also gives you a very handy place to do any voltage checks when troubleshooting electrical problems aloft.

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