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Two Hole Wire Caps

Perfect for transducer cable, downrigger wiring, VHF coax, and solar panels. Accommodates 1 or 2 cables. Wire Caps cover the hole where coax and DC wires that run parallel to the surface pass through the surface. The nylon cap covers a 1"dia. hole.
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Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Wire Cap Two Hole Black 8717886 BK WIRE CAP
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$5.99

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Wire Cap Two Hole White 8717894 WH WIRE CAP
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$6.79

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Product Description

Perfect for transducer cable, downrigger wiring, VHF coax, and solar panels. Accommodates 1 or 2 cables. Wire Caps cover the hole where coax and DC wires that run parallel to the surface pass through the surface. The nylon cap covers a 1"dia. hole.

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West MarineTwo Hole Wire Caps
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ok for the price.

You get what you pay for. These are very small, which is not necessarily bad. The outer diameter is less around 1.5". MC4 Solar connectors will pass through the holes and...Read complete review

You get what you pay for. These are very small, which is not necessarily bad. The outer diameter is less around 1.5". MC4 Solar connectors will pass through the holes and gasket. The screws are incredibly small making them impossible to tighten into any material let alone fiberglass with any confidence. I'm not sure what size the screws are but the holes must be drilled to use much larger #4 screws, which I consider to be the smallest size usable on fiberglass. These must only be used well above the water line if not above the rub rail and I would seal seal them. They are splash proof at best. Overall they are worth the cost and there are not a lot of similar options.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The hole needs to be for 3 wire's,and it was flimsy,

I was going to cover a hole ,that I ran 3 wire's from my Humminbird Hilex 5 fisher finder,but it would not work with 3 wires,and it was real flimsy ,It is...Read complete review

I was going to cover a hole ,that I ran 3 wire's from my Humminbird Hilex 5 fisher finder,but it would not work with 3 wires,and it was real flimsy ,It is a great idea though.I ended up using a shell to cover the hole ,But I wanted to use this so bad.If this was stiffer and heavier duty,I would be glad to pay more for it ,Because the look is Bad to the bone.

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2.0

The hole needs to be for 3 wire's,and it was flimsy,

By G

from VA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Portable Devices

Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

I was going to cover a hole ,that I ran 3 wire's from my Humminbird Hilex 5 fisher finder,but it would not work with 3 wires,and it was real flimsy ,It is a great idea though.I ended up using a shell to cover the hole ,But I wanted to use this so bad.If this was stiffer and heavier duty,I would be glad to pay more for it ,Because the look is Bad to the bone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Weather Resistence hull pass through for exterior wiring

By Eddiejo

from St Augustine

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

      Worked great to feed power wire to telling motor

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ok for the price.

      By TheJoe

      from KY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

      You get what you pay for. These are very small, which is not necessarily bad. The outer diameter is less around 1.5". MC4 Solar connectors will pass through the holes and gasket. The screws are incredibly small making them impossible to tighten into any material let alone fiberglass with any confidence. I'm not sure what size the screws are but the holes must be drilled to use much larger #4 screws, which I consider to be the smallest size usable on fiberglass. These must only be used well above the water line if not above the rub rail and I would seal seal them. They are splash proof at best. Overall they are worth the cost and there are not a lot of similar options.

       
      4.0

      Pretty good solution

      By Scombridae

      from Marina del Rey

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

          Great solution but fish finders with slightly oversized cables, furuno, might be pinched.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great for running wires with large end fittings.

          By Gatekeeper16

          from Baltimore Md

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiding Large Holes

            Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

            Used these covers to hide and waterproof the 1" holes needed to run a transducer wire for fish finder. Fit perfect in hole and with the rubber gasket is practically waterproof by itself. The final look is very professional compared to just caulking a hole closed. Use a 1/16" drill bit for the #4 screws (which are included)for a tight pull down on the gasket.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It worked just like they said it would.

            By Scrapiron

            from Michigan

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

                I used this product to put I a transducer cable it worked very good. The product was the only one that I could find that was any good. I couldn't find any thing wrong with it.

                 
                5.0

                A perfect solution!

                By ThatOneGuy

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Low-cost

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

                  This item offers a perfect solution for dressing a hole that a cable is passing through. If you need a water-tight solution, remember to fill with silicone (obviously) and there will be no issues. This item is well suited for non-marine applications as well. Another fine product from West Marine!

                   
                  5.0

                  Simple to install and looks great

                  By Phat Daddy

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

                      Part was simple to install and looks great on the boat

                       
                      3.0

                      Works fairly well

                      By Randy

                      from Yorba Linda, CA

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

                      This product does a fairly good job at creating a nice looking exit out of a hull. The wire cap comes with a rubber gasket and protects against the occassional splash, but does not seal around the cable completely. I predrilled my fiberglass for the screws, but the screws are very soft and easily prone to stripping. Works fairly well in non critical applications that don't see much water.

                       
                      4.0

                      Wire Cap works well

                      By None

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install

                      Cons

                      • Need to drill 1" hole

                      Best Uses

                      • Xdcer wiring thru transom

                      Comments about Two Hole Wire Caps:

                      Order arrived in timely manner. All parts there.

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