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inside starboard hull
between starboard hull and cockpit side, apiece of motorcycle inner tube
in the battery compartment of the cockpit
PVC stub glassed into side of the cockpit before paint
motor wiring runs through this conduit
I've read the previous comments in this thread with interest.
I would like to make electrical connections between the two hulls on my Tiki 21. Please let me know if you have any other good ideas.
I'd like to consider different approaches to going through the hull skins (glands or connectors) and need to think of good ways to route cables that are easy to assemble and disassemble.
These days we use either 1 1/2" or 2 1/2" fire hose. Recently one of the Tiki 8ms we built for the Marriott Resort in Marco Island was hit by lightning while hauled out. We are repairing the damage and saw the original inner tube still in perfect condition and leak free. This is after 5 years of thrice daily service with a 68% usage factor. This is a lot of sailing. Avery good test bed for our boats. I am happy to say that both boats are in excellent shape. This is due in no small part due to the regular love and care of Captain Tom Williams and the other Captains at the Marriott.
We have done this on my "WaveDancer" and up to now there was never any El. problem!
Hi Boatsmith! Can you tell us whether that Tiki 8 hit by lightning had an alu. or wood mast? And if it was wood, did it have metal running thru it? I have walked along the beach there recently, and did not see either...