OK, so I'm almost done.. just installed a cell/3G antenna
, AIS GPS
, AIS VHF
and a satphone antenna
on the way.
All of these are mounted on the stern rails and the cables
from all of these lead along the rails to the base of the rails into the deck
At the moment - I have covered all of the cables
individually with black, very small diameter split loom/cable conduit and have used cable ties to secure these to the rails.
This seemed like a great idea before I started, but there's really no "grip" on the shiny rails for the cable ties.. so despite how tight I make the cable ties, they still turn on the rails if one bumps into them and takes the cables out of alignment and disturbs my aesthetic sense of peace... ahem.
On another note - the cable ties have been cut off flush and despite this are quite spiky... so I can see them cutting hands/legs in the future.
Are there any elegant and aesthetically pleasing solutions to this? I've googled pushpit/solar/antenna mountings for the past 2 hours and can't find many examples... and the ones I did find are just cable ties.
Surely there must be a better way!
The best thing I can think of is self amalgamating tape perhaps? But wouldn't this stick to the cables and become unremovable in case the cable needs to be relocated etc?
What is everybody else doing?