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jimh posted 03-31-2015 07:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
To hide individual electrical cables, mechanical cables, or hydraulic cables that rig to an outboard engine at the transom of small boats, a flexible covering is often used. Some coverings take the form of a flexible braided plastic tube. Generally this material is available only in black. I recently came across an advertisement from a vendor selling braided plastic hose or tube-like material in a wide variety of colors. Substituting a different color for the usual black might be a way to dress-up the rigging. In the case of my boat, with an off-white hull and an off-white engine, using a rigging tube with a white or light beige color might make the rigging more attractive than a black tube. Unfortunately, I don't have so much enthusiasm for this idea that I am willing to completely re-rig the boat to try it.

The vendor selling the braided or flexible mesh rigging tube material is found at

Jefecinco posted 03-31-2015 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Boston Whaler Red to match the hull graphics may be attractive. Certainly red hose covers, etc. are popular with the vehicle engine dress up crowd. I think it looks attractive with the chrome dress up parts.


tedious posted 04-03-2015 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Jim, that's a great link - good selection, good prices!

They also have split loom in various colors, up to 1" inner diameter. I don't like to bundle the fuel line inside the same cover as the wiring, so 1" may be enough for me - I may try the red.

Hoosier posted 04-03-2015 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
This might work if you don't want to re-rig everything...

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