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peter ortisi posted 04-29-2002 10:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for peter ortisi   Send Email to peter ortisi  
I am convering a 15' whaler to center console. I need to know what they call/where
to buy the conduit I have seen used to run these cables along the deck.
whaleryo posted 04-29-2002 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
A Carolina Skiff dealer will sell you a deck-mount fiberglass track to conceal your cables. It's about $3 a foot if I remember correctly.
whalerron posted 05-09-2002 11:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

Are you referring to the black plastic split corrugated conduit? If so, you can get it upto 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I got some 2" diameter from Marine Products International but they don't like dealing with individuals.

- ron

carlz posted 05-12-2002 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
Boat dealers use split conduit for rigging engines, so they should have it by the spool and be willing to sell a length. This should also be a stock item at a real electical supply outlet. Also consider spiral wrap for dressing cable bundles.
whalerron posted 05-12-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
That split conduit is real hard to find in sizes above 1". I just installed a new Johnson 90 on my boat and I needed a piece of 2" diameter split conduit to cover the fuel & oil lines, shift cables and battery cables. MPI was the only place I found that carried marine grade split conduit in that size.

All split conduit is not created equally. Some of it breaks down rapidly in sunlight.

- ron

seagull posted 05-13-2002 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for seagull  Send Email to seagull     
Have to agree with whalerron, that split conduit above 1" is hard to find. Have all the 1" scrap needed where I work, but need 6 ft. of 1 1/2" and can not find a local supply house that handles it, elictrical or marine. They will gladly order a 100 ft. spool for me, but do not stock it. Did find some 1 1/2" and 2" plastic conduit that was flexible and can be cutand cost about $1 a foot, may try that as a last resort.
andygere posted 05-13-2002 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I found some 1 1/2" at West Marine, but it was like 6 bucks for 3 feet. They didn't have it on a spool, only pre cut in a package.
whalerron posted 05-13-2002 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
I bought some 1 1/2 split from Hamilton Marine

If you need 2", Hamilton deals with Marine Products International, so they should be able to get it for you.

- ron

whalerron posted 05-13-2002 12:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
I forgot to say that Hamilton sells the conduit by the foot. I think I paid 12 bucks to have a 6 foot section delivered to my house.

MPI markets their conduit in 10 foot and 100 foot rolls. You should be able to order a box of either through some who deals with them. If not, I have a contact at MPI who might be able to help find a reseller of the conduit.

- ron

whalerron posted 05-13-2002 09:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Sorry, that 1 1/2 inch split conduit was a 6 foot length and it cost me 16 bucks delivered to my door. Hamilton charged $1.65/foot but delivery was 8 bucks.
whalerron posted 05-14-2002 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Here is the page on Marine Products International's web page for split conduit tubing. This tubing is UV resistant/stabilized

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