We needed to run 4-AWG cable from the solar panels on the new hard dodger down below as well as route the cable for a GPS antenna and 12 volt accessory power to under the hard dodger. We decided to use 2 inch PVC pipe with a 180 degree bend in the pipe to keep water out of the boat. The following pictures show the drilled holes and filling of the core and then gluing of the pipe in to the cabin top with epoxy.
We drilled the big hole for the pipe and took the opportunity to fill in with epoxy some bolt holes for hardware that was no longer there
Duct tape worked great for sealing the bottoms of the holes so that epoxy did not leak down below
The shows where epoxy has filled in the core and around the standpipe
Most of excess epoxy cleaned off
Underneath after tape was removed
Eventually after the non skid is put on we will also paint the PVC pipe.
Finished wire conduit. Eventually the deck will be sanded and new non skid will go around and over all holes
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Scott had need to run several (heavy) wires on s/v Valkier, from the deck under the dodger into the interior. Not using new-fangled wire glands (he'd have needed a lot of them...), Scott opted for the time-honored solution of a standpipe. Read on...