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Old 29-04-2012, 07:23   #1
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Furuno Wind Sensor

I am installing a new Furuno wind sensor on my Islander 32 Mkii. When I unpacked the sensor it has a male connector. The 50 meter cable came with a female connector cable but it us only 1 meter long.
My question is should I connected the female to the male and place a junction box at the top of the mast? I am not sure how waterproof the junction boxes are so I am a little concerned. Does anyone know if Furuno makes a male to female connector? I could also put a female connector on mast head.

Any input would be great.
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Old 29-04-2012, 08:28   #2
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Re: Furuno Wind Sensor

Furuno has excellent customer support. I would give them a call.

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Re: Furuno Wind Sensor

I just installed a Maretron Weather sensor WS 100-01 on a HR42. I mounted the unit at the top of the mast. Pluged an in-line terminator into the male connector on the unit. Nexted I plugged the cable into the other end of the in-line terminator. ( THe cable I used had a female on one end and open leads on the other) I ran the cable down the mast to a terminal block inside the boat out of the weather this way when I stepped the mast I just disconnected the cable at the terminal block. Next I ran a cable from the terminal block over to the NMEA 2000 backbone. If you already have the NMEA 2000 backbone settup you will have a terminator at each end of the back bone. You will need to remove one of the terminators and plug the cable that you ran from the base of the mast into that "T" plug. You will need a field insatllable NMEA2000 plug of the correct sex. The weater station will sit at the end of the NMEA2000 back bone when you finish. The system worked fine with the Furuno NavNet3.

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