We have an older mast
without the neat extrusions designed to accomidate a PVC tube channel. The wires are just loose in there and make a terrible noise
while at anchor
. We had the same problem with our last boat and installed a PVC tube with pop rivets. What a job.
Has anyone heard of using those small tubes designed to insullate plumbing
in the cold months outside to just run up the already installed wires.
I spoke to someone at the yard where we are hauled, who was doing a rewiring job on a newer mast
, who indicated that it seemed to him that it would work and probably be a major improvement.
I was thinking of trying it by taping the six foot sections together as the were pushed up to the top. I think I have room for two tubes, one to the masthead and a second to the steaming light height.