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Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Cmackg, Feb 13, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Cmackg

    Cmackg

    Joined May 5, 2018
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    Macgregor 25
    Craig Green Us Home
    Has anybody here installed one of these on their Mac? If so, how did you handle the wiring through the deck to allow raising/lowering the mast? It looks like 5 conductor cable, and there are not many 5 pin deck plugs....
     


  2. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    977 posts, 227 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    It would have to be a plug. No other way.
     


  3. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,933 posts, 2,977 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    You’ll end up running the wire through the deck via a waterproof fitting, and then have junction box in a water-safe area below deck. Use a euro-connector strip to speed the process. I have that setup and it takes less than 5 minutes to hook or un-hook.

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  4. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,190 posts, 1,065 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Some people have used 5 pin trailer plugs, but you have to waterproof it.
     


  5. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,292 posts, 640 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
  6. Cmackg

    Cmackg

    Joined May 5, 2018
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    Macgregor 25
    Craig Green Us Home
    Nice price DayDreamer -- I think I can make that work. Maybe hack a hanger at the mast foot. Oh wow, 42 days free shipping.......Well, sailing season is till a way off.
     


    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,933 posts, 2,977 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    That's a decent idea. The trick is to be able to place the connector where it cannot be kicked or bumped, and than can be hard to do around the mast. When plugged in it is rigid, stands proud from the deck, and VERY fragile. The flexible wire in a low profile clam fitting can stand a lot more abuse. I've had crew stand on them without issue.
     


  8. Cmackg

    Cmackg

    Joined May 5, 2018
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    Macgregor 25
    Craig Green Us Home
  9. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    1,115 posts, 288 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA




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