So more than a year ago, some dumbass...ok, me...was drilling a small hole to mount an antenna and nicked the wires going to my anchor light. And over the last year, I have tried every method conceivable to run new wires thru the pipe: fish tapes, shop vac to pull fishing line, weedwacker line. Nothing worked.
I had read tying a nut or washer on some string and using a magnet to pull it through was possible, so I bought a couple different magnets locally but they weren't strong enough to get it done.
Finally I purchased a strong neodymium magnet off of amazon and it took me about 15 seconds to fish a little nut on some mono around two 90 bends. Like magic! Every boater should keep one of these around!
Caution: this thing is strong, it might crush a finger if you get between it and steel...the pull is impressive. I would keep it far away from any electronics or pacemakers, lol.
Great trick! Thanks for sharing. When I added a forward spreader light, I thought about routing the wire through the tee top. It would require 2 horizontal 90-bends before even getting to the downward leg, so I just zip tied it to the underside.
Thanks for sharing. That’s a good idea. I wish Sailfish would have designed the t-top runs better. There is no way I’m getting anything up the pipes on mine.
Let me tell you the 245DC hardtop supports are difficult too. After spending 1/2 day to run the radio antenna wire, I only ran the radar wires through the easy part (not easy, but at least possible to get through) and ran it outside zip tied to the support. If I ever decide to put anything else on the hardtop (light, speaker, camera) it will be added to the radar wiring. Won't fight those tubes again.
That’ magnet is a slick idea! I didn’t think of that when I ran cables for radar. I used a couple of those cheap dry cleaner hangers and they snaked through everything. Biggest problem was having too many wires to fit but got it all through. To hell with having them run on the outside! ... lol
245 DC. I was adding antenna for the VHF and had the tracer go easy, but could not pull the antenna wire, would not make the bend in the tube were it goes vertical. Ended up taking the top off, which wasn’t all that bad, and if I did it in the first place would saved a lot time screwing around with pulling, soap and aggravation
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
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finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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finatic: 700 and growing nice work guys.
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steve: Thinking of buying a 24 ft sailfish center console to go in gulf waters. Debating between Robolo and sailfish. Need advice
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fishguy: Only have a few hours on my 241 very stable platform handles well .
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finatic: Many new members this past week, be sure to introduce yourself up top.
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sja: Have 27 2018 CC with windless. Any know anchor line size and length?
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sja: My name is Sal from Long Island own 2018 27 CC
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hotrods: Any one recommend a certified Yamaha mechanic for engine verifications and maintenance in the Ft Lauderdale area?
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fishnfool: Olie at Parker Yachts
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hotrods: Thanks I will try him
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stoshki: Took delivery today of a 2020 245 DC. Named her, "Diamond Lil". If anyone knows how far to space the bunks (3" x 10" x 12') on a boat lift, please share. Good boating to all!
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fishnfool: Welcome and congrats. Post your question up top. But the trailer measurements are contained in the Owners Manual.
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theo: Does anyone know where I can get sailfish part numbers for a 2009 2360 WAC? I need them to order parts from Llebroc
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fishnfool: Call Sailfish direct, their customer service rep is usually ver helpful.
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theo: Thank you Fishnfool. I did call them. They were fantastic!
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duanen: Configuration of your under hull will indicate where they should be placed
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