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macsfriended posted 06-29-2006 01:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for macsfriended   Send Email to macsfriended  
I will be replacing the over-25-year-old boat trailer lights and wiring on my boat trailer with LED's, Ancor-brand wire and loom. In the hope of doing it smart and easier the first time, I am very open to your suggestions for "messenger" lines and their tie-in to the new wires and loom to pull new wires and loom thru trailer to the lights areas.

I am leaning towards 20 - 30 lb test fishing line with fly angling knots as small as I can make them and electrical tape over the fishing line to wire meeting area as a back-up. The loom would get a fish hook and electrical tape to join it up with the messenger line.

You'all who have been there and done that please advise better ideas.

Thanks, Ed

rtk posted 06-29-2006 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
If the old wires are still in the frame of the trailer, use electrical tape to attach the new wire to the old and pull the new through. That is how I have re-wired trailers.


jimh posted 06-30-2006 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
What is "the loom"?
PeteB88 posted 06-30-2006 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Tape in shape of bullet to old wires and pull through. Leave plenty of service loop - I usually cut them too short. I also globbed on liquid electrical tape to connections which was kinda fun and seems to work. Recommended by CW member.

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