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I removed all the wires and mouse lines from my mast this summer. There was lots of silt that made removal of the mouse lines with foam tricky. They got stuck and twisted in the existing cables. Once i got one wire out (and pulled more mouse cables) it went well. Dump 50/50 mixture of dish soap and water down the mast wire chase for some added lube ;)
On Feb 8, 2021, at 8:52 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
That explains a
lot. So, it was the mouse line with the foam dampers you had trouble removing?
Is the line with the foam dampers marked in some way? I am assuming I reach it via
the removable panel on the side of the mast?
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
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Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tips appreciated: Major frustration
trying to pull cable through Mizzen.
The foam dampers are attached to a separate mouse line, NOT to the VHF cable or
any other cable.
The idea is that when you need to run a new cable up inside the mast, you:
1. Tie a new "plain" mouse line to the bottom of the "foam
damper" mouse line
2. Pull the "foam damper" mouse line out the top of the mast
3. Pull the new cable(s) in the now clear cable chase
4. Pull the "foam damper" mouse line back in
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA