Re: [SabreSailboat] Radar cable route
- Wiring a male RJ-45 is easier said than done. If you need a connector at one end and bare wires at the other buy a long ethernet cable and cut one end off. Amazon has a large selection inexpensive cables.DaveOn Feb 5, 2013, at 7:44 AM, Jim Starkey wrote:Been there; done that. Piece of cake.Under the dinnette (plenty of room under the water tank). Then under the sink, through the conduit between the area under the sink to the nav station that Sabre thoughtfully put in, then up behind the nav station draws.Incidentally, Garmin sells an RJ-45 bulkhead connector. Install one in the side of the dinnette by the base of the mast.You will want to beg, borrow, or steal a cable tester (not much from Home Depot). Not strictly required, particularly if you wire your RJ-45s correctly the first time.All in all, it's a hell of a lot easier than snaking a 3/4" 28 conductor 80s vintage Foruno cable.Incidentally, unused space between the water tank selection valves and the port water tank is a superb location for a flux gate compass.Good luck.
On Feb 4, 2013, at 11:47 PM, "pbfein" <pbfein@...> wrote:
Any thoughts on the best way to route a digital radar cable (with power conductors) from the lower mast exit point to the electrical panel area?
The two main paths I can think of are: the long way up to upper port cabinets, down the port side, across the boat under the bridge deck and in the panel area.
The short way would be from the port settee down under the floor to the starboard settee, up to the upper cabinet/shelf and down the starboard side right to the panel area.
Any other ideas? The boat is already setup with a mast mount.
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