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ross1440 posted 06-30-2006 10:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for ross1440   Send Email to ross1440  
I am restoring a Nauset and would like to pull new wires for the bow and stern lights. I have gently tugged on the existing wires and found them to be very snug. I am concerned that if I pull too hard they could break and I would be in big trouble. Any suggestions?
an86carrera posted 06-30-2006 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
If you can get some soapy water down there it will help. Also try tugging alternatively from each end a little.

If you take them out pull an extra wire thru as you pull out the old. Leave that wire in as a future 'pull' wire and when you use that one put in another so you can always add more rigging/wires for other acessories.

There is a special lubricant for pulling wires...electrical supply? Soap will work though.

Len

jimh posted 06-30-2006 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
See the FAQ.

The wires are embedded in the foam interior of the hull. You cannot pull them out or pull in new ones.

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