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Making future wiring easier

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What is the issue?
Running wires throughout a vessel is a challenge. The individual paths have to be routed one by one through bulkheads and around multiple objects.

Why address this?
Unexpected new pieces of electronic equipment constantly emerge to make sailing life easier and more pleasurable. It makes sense to facilitate the future implementation of unexpected technologies or the replacement of current systems in different layouts.

How to address this?
Plan for unexpected future electrical appliances by implementing wiring conduits throughout the vessel. Install plastic conduits that cater for current wiring arrangements, and for those for the future.

Flexible Polyethylene Corrugated Split Tubing or Convoluted Split Loom is the economical and lightweight solution for most light to medium duty, cord and wiring organizational issues. They provide a durable conduit or covering for wiring and cabling systems. Available in many sizes and colours the low-density polyethene provides easy access and tidies unruly cables throughout the vessel.

The tubes also absorb light to medium impacts and help to prevent delicate cables from being cut, crushed, and damaged from wear and deterioration. The split tubing makes it easy to add or remove cables one at a time or in bulk with or without a wiring tool. As an alternative if split tubing is unavailable, plastic domestic waste pipes make excellent conduits.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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