Re: [Amel] Re: Wiring in the hard dodger

Mr D

Thank You Johannes, this info is great especially given that I would have
been drilling a new paint. I really like the pole idea, except maybe four
cables wont make it all the way to the instrument console, but your option
is best so far. How did solar panel work out for you at the top of the
dodger? I was afraid that the main boom would eventually hit it once lowered
so I placed mine below the mizzen boom right after emergency tiller opening,
but I guess there I could step on it too...

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 3:51 AM, joho_at <joho_at@...> wrote:

As far as I can remember, the inside of the dodger (on a Sharki) is not
hollow, as we replaced the cockpit lamp recently, we found typical foam
inside, that did not allow to route any cables through.
Even the cable for the cockpit lamp seems to be fixed by foam, so it seems
pretty tough to renew that piece in case of failure.

As we are running a solar panel on top of the dodger, we simply routed the
cable through the pole that supports the doger through the engine room and
up to the electric panel in the kitchen.

Hope this helps,


--- In amelyachtowners@... <>,
"dshkipin" <dshkipin@...> wrote:

Hey troops, has anyone installed either a VHF antenna or GPS antenna at
the dodger on a Sharki or similar vessel? I know its hollow inside, but not
how hollow it is. My thinking is to install 2 GPS receivers on top of the
dodger and 2 VHF antennas on the sides, just missing the boom, then run
wiring inside the dodger. Is this plausible? I am trying to install both
AI50 AIS and VHF Chart plotter at the steering location - if anyone done
either before? I'd like to know how you did it. Thank You.

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