Conduit to the Other Side.....P.1

Published date: June 11, 2013
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

As I had what looked to be lamp cord strung through the bilge, I decided to run all new wires and install conduit.

Running the conduit went amazingly fast and was completed in a single afternoon.

1. I tied a rope to the end of the liquid-tite style conduit by drilling two holes in the end.

2. I then dropped the conduit spool into the back storage compartment (Lazurette?)

3. I fed the yellow rope and start of the conduit over the back compartment wall into the sleeping area.

4. Next I tucked the rope under the lip of the inner liner of the passenger compartment, all the way to the head.

5. I then stupidly removed the wall separating the Galley from the Head (NOT required and was a pain to reinstall)

6. While sitting in the kitchen\head area I pulled the rope and (luckily) the conduit slid between
the outside of the boat and the interior very easily all the way into the bathroom area.

7. I cut a small hole in the liner and bathroom wall for the conduit to exit into the head area.
(after reinstalling the wall, that I shouldn't have removed in the first place)

8. I then glued the end of the conduit into a L junction box and mounted it to the wall.

9. Next I drilled a hole through the head wall into the compartment over the sink and installed another L junction box.
(As I want to install a switch panel above the sink)

10, As my battery is under the sink, I then drilled two holes into the back shelf of the head (behind the toilet) for conduit to run through.

11. Then I measured the distance from the junction boxes to the holes I just drilled and cut two pieces of conduit to match.

12. Afterwards I glued female PVC ends onto ONE END ONLY of each conduit so that they would thread onto male PVC ends coming from conduit under the sink.

13. Then I cut two more lengths of conduit (2-3 feet?) and glued on male PVC couplers to ONLY one end of each.

14. It was easy at that point to place the male end up from the bilge into the holes I cut as the back of the head wall.

15. The next step was to spin on the short lengths of conduit with the female PVC couplers, locking both pieces in place

16. The last step was to tuck the loose ends of the conduit into the junction boxes.

The end result is conduit from the outboard in the back all the way to the overhead compartment.

For a lot more clarity and some great pictures of the completed project please visit Part 2

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1886

Published by: martyr


Model Year: 1994
Photo Caption: Blige Rat

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