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Recommendation for a Marine quality multi-connector
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posted 03-17-2001 09:38 PM ET (US)
I am in the process of removing the wood on my 15' Sport/Striper. One of the wooden pieces has a group of 6 or 8 wires running thru a hole in the board. To remove the wooded piece requires that I cut the wires. I could splice and shrink wrap the wires, and move on to the next task. But it seems that it is quite likely that I will need to remove this part again the next time I refinish. I would rather just unplug the wire loom and refinish the wood without the splicing routine. I need a recommendation for a Marine quality multi connector plug set. I checked West Marine without sucess. I am sure that I could go to Radio Shack, but I am also sure that their connectors are not Marine suitable. Thank you.
posted 03-18-2001 12:55 AM ET (US)
If anyone would have such a thing, I would think it'd be Ancor; you will see some of their stuff in West Marine. Try a search for their website (I presume they have one); I got my hands on their catalog, but I don't remember how I did it...
posted 03-18-2001 10:16 AM ET (US)
Might want to use a trailer connector 8 or 9 wire male to female -- get it at a truck/trailer supply store --- or mount a terminal block then use the Ancor spades -- I believe Blue Sea has a block that is a 2 gang 8 bus bar sells around $7.
posted 03-18-2001 11:02 AM ET (US)
I found my Ancor catalog _at_ my local West Dealer. Now I can't find it. You may be able to check through your local West dealer for a master Ancor catalog.
I'd also consider two trailer harnesses, like bigz suggested, if nothing would work from Ancor.
posted 03-18-2001 12:09 PM ET (US)
These are new from Ancor -- think they will do the trick -- if this link doesn't work just go to the Ancor site click on new products and you'll see the posi-lock connectors shown ---
posted 03-18-2001 01:20 PM ET (US)
Those look like real handy connectors.
Will have to see if I can find some.
posted 03-18-2001 11:30 PM ET (US)
Take a look at this URL:
There are several web sites selling a variety pack for about $20. Some of the sites also were selling Weathertite Boots to fit the connectors. I will probably order some and report back. The only problem could stem from the fact that I have eight (8) wires to connect. The posi-lock connectors appear to be large. This is another site to consider:
Thanks for all of the info.
posted 03-19-2001 08:17 AM ET (US)
Just disconnect the wires at their termination!!! I just re did the wood on my 15 standard. Removed the wires from the console at light switches ect, disconnected the engine wiring harnes, now have tie wrapped all and re-installed, better than new! Just make a list or a digital pic of the wiring..
posted 03-24-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)
Well I have to throw in my two cents. I used to work in the music business (read loud portable sound equipment) and we used military connectors made by Amphenol. They were tremendous things with gaskets, locking rings etc. I'd look around the web for that company. If you're in a salt water area you obviously have special needs....
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