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Might I also suggest when pulling the cable with the existing sending line— also connect another sending line to the cable (to replace the one you’re using), so that when you’re finished you’ll again, have 2 sending lines.
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
I believe everything is covered in the prior total of posts on this subject:
- Lube the cable with either Cable Lube or liquid soap...Cable Lube is better. Cable Lube is found in Electric Supply shops and is used by electricians to pull wire through conduit.
- Don't pull the new cable with the old, but you can pull an new line down with the old cable, then use that line to pull the new cable up
- If you use one of the Amel installed pulling lines, you will find a piece of foam tied every 1-2 meters. This makes the line a little difficult to pull, but keeps the line from wrapping around existing cable. These anti-tangle pieces of foam also make everything going through that condit a little hard to pull.
- Be sure that the "pulling line" is correctly tied to the cable that you are going to pull.
- Use strong pulling line...at least 50 pound test...no kite string here.
- If your pulling line breaks, Amel has at least 1 extra line at the spreaders and at the top of the mast...they are all coiled in a ball together at the foot of the mast.
- If you use an Amel installed line to pull a cable, when pulling the cable also pull a new line to replace what you used. Either you or the next owner will be thankful later.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550