I'm rewiring a deck stepped mast and need some way to connect/disconnect the wires at the mast step. I've search Defender, West Marine and Amazon for waterproof wire connectors but I'm not finding anything that seems adequate. Any suggestions on where to get these or what to search for?
My boat has a keel stepped mast so the connection isn't open to weather, but I use a 6 way trailerplug and socket. It's fairly small, but you need a vertical surface to mount the socket. It's also not really water proof, just weather resistant. But it is cheap and effective. It was also WAY better than the plastic (not Molex) connectors the PO had in place.
Just use an auto type connector, water tight and comes in a multiple of sizes. Really cheap at a scrap yard or a few dollars at a auto supply store. A new one will come with pins so you can use tinned wire or just splice in a used one. I use a 12 wire one so just unplug it and the coax to remove the mast.