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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 19:10 #1

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I could sure use some pointers from someone who has had to install sounders or power cables to lower helm on the 2858. Can it be done by removing the refer only?

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 19:29 #2

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Not trying to take over this post. But I would like to know about how to run wiring from the engine room to the lower helm on my 1985 3870.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 19:37 #3

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2858/288. Very easy to run wires. Remove the access hatch on the flybridge, feed wires down the PVC tube at the interior base of the radar arch. That will drop the wires out behind the shower insert or fridge, I can't remember???? At any rate remove the toilet paper holder in the head, you should have plenty of room to navigate a fish tape.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 20:07 #4

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I moved this topic to the technical discussion area. It may get more answers that way.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 20:08 #5

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aluxury1 wrote: I could sure use some pointers from someone who has had to install sounders or power cables to lower helm on the 2858. Can it be done by removing the refer only?


First of all, please fill in your profile and signature. This way we know what boat you have, year, etc, as well as where you are located. You will get better answers that way.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 12 Apr 2017 20:10 #6

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Old Man With A Boat wrote: Not trying to take over this post. But I would like to know about how to run wiring from the engine room to the lower helm on my 1985 3870.


You should start a new topic in the motoryacht section.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 14 Apr 2017 17:55 #7

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Say again, run up to radar arch to get to lower helm? And of course I am running transducer cables - rear to front.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 14 Apr 2017 18:04 #8

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Nope not up to radar arch :pinch:
STBD side, thru the head, behind the fridge, follow your existing throttle/ shift cables.

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 21 Apr 2017 16:43 #9

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Now I can't seem to pass a cable or fish tape down the tube from the bridge, jeez all I need up there is a transducer cable.............

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Running cables and wires from stern to lower helm 2858 / 288 23 Apr 2017 00:59 #10

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Oops, I didn't read the question closely, but still.....remove the TP holder to gain access to that strech of the void from LOWER STATION to transom. For the interior run all you need to do is remove the drawers from the cabinet and then push your cables towards the fridge, come from the other direction with a stiff wire fish tape, attach your wires and pull through. If you can't get it without removing the fridge then remove the fridge...its a few screws and it slides out, adds about 30 mins to the project. If you are running cables bottom to top or top to bottom then the PVC pipe in the radar arch should drop you right behind the shower insert. Point is it's not that difficult in a 288 or 2858 to run forward and aft, topside and below decks and port to starboard. There are 2 access hatches on the flybridge that open to grant appropriate topside access.

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Well there was no getting a transducer cable up the tube in the fly bridge so I ran it to the lower helm with the other transducer cable and pulled the a pillar cover off and the first ceiling panel with the speakers in it and ran it up the a pillar and bore a 1 inch hole up that will open up at the highpoint of the starboard corner front lip of the foot well under the upper helm. That is where I will also pass the VHF cable from the lower helm to the radar arch. There was no room left in that tube no matter what. This was an easier fix to reach my goal of sounder cable to the bridge.

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