Re: Mast wiring on a Willard 40 FBS (1988)
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Surely the wires must be in the headliner where my board is. Since the wires go forward to light switches, etc. they should be where mine are. I would attempt to trace backwards from the switches. Since you have a new mast, you are breaking "new ground." I suggest that your wires exit above the hinge and enter a stainless steel inverted "J"and then through the roof into a teak box similar to mine but outside the headliner and running fore and aft. An alternative is to replace the wood column with a polished stainless pipe and run the wires inside it and down into the engine room and run them on the ER overhead. That makes them inaccessible until they reach the ER. If you are running a radar cable, then along the overhead in the cabin to the radar. BTW, mounting the radar antenna just below the crans gives it adequate height. If you run the equation, you see that a few feet will not affect the range much. You might wish to place a VHF antenna and an AIS antenna at and near the top of the mast. They do have to be separated.
On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 9:12 PM Ulrich La Fosse via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote: