running wire and fuel line through deck (gheenoe)

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by NoeSmyrnaBch, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. NoeSmyrnaBch

    NoeSmyrnaBch Well-Known Member

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    Im curious to see if someone can give me a good idea for running some wires that will come from the rub rail and need to go down through the deck to a switch panel. The deck is honeycomb material and so far I have been unable to find a rubber grommet large enough (1/2" panel thickness) to fit the job. Any other ideas of how to keep water out and not have a mess of wires exposed? It'll be only a short run of about 2 to 3 inches from rail to deck.
    Would also like to do my fuel line this way from under the rear deck out the top and to the outboard.

    Thanks!
     
  2. goon squad

    goon squad I Love microskiff.com!

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    How about a plastic drain plug tube. They come in two pieces,  you just cut to length, push one inside the other, the ribs on them locks itself together. As for covering the wires, I would use some spiral wire wrap, that way if you need to add or replace a wire it will be easy.
     

  3. I fiber glassed in a chase tube

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  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Are you going to run the fuel down the other side?
     
  5. Duck

    My tank is in the rear.

    If that question was for me.
     
  6. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I see, I misread. From the way the pics are and the followup, I thought you were running from the front to back. Oops.

    If you build a 3/8" dike around the hole with material water will have a hard time draining in. If your compartment is suppose to be dry then find big rubber cork and drill a hole that the lines can go through, cut a slit so you can get it over the hose and then jam it in the hole.
     
  7. NoeSmyrnaBch

    NoeSmyrnaBch Well-Known Member

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    I'll follow up on my original post here. I ended up cutting a hole in the middle back of the rear deck and glassing in a pvc coupling. Works well because the inside of the coupling had a smaller diameter that is just big enough for the fuel line to go through and slide but right enough to just barely keep it in place so it creates a nice tidy line to the fitting on the motor.

    I also have cut out a small hole on the right side of the deck against the side of the hull for wires to the switch panel. They will be run from the rub rail to the deck in a halved piece of pvc tube also.

    Pics can be seen in my build thread in the bragging door section.