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Old 18-09-2019, 19:02   #1
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Mast Wires

What in Sam Snead is going on here? Over on the right I have wires hooked up that are doing good work with Spreader and Anchor lights. Out of the mast with those lights came the bundle of wires popping up from bottom of frame. They clearly connect to the bus bar top left. Should I match colour to colour? And what the heck could they be for if everything else that needs power is powered by bus bar on the right?Click image for larger version

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Old 18-09-2019, 19:26   #2
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Re: Mast Wires

wind instrument? radar?
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Old 18-09-2019, 19:40   #3
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Re: Mast Wires

Sure look like the wires for my old Raymarine Radar.
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Old 18-09-2019, 20:00   #4
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Re: Mast Wires

Do you have a Datamarine wind instrument. IIRC that uses eight wires. If they were radar some would be heavy, for electrical power and some would be very thin signal wires.
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Old 19-09-2019, 04:50   #5
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Re: Mast Wires

Yes Datamarine wind, here is the back of my instrument and you can see the wires are all the same colour. Not definite proof, but good enuf for meClick image for larger version

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