View Full Version : Terminating CB Cable??

05-28-2008, 01:00 PM
I'm in the process of replacing a CB that is raised/lowered via 1/8" spooled cable. Unfortutanately, it was in such bad shape that I have no reference as to how the cable was terminated at the CB. There is a 1/2" hole at the upper left corner (when lowered) of the CB. The CB is about 3/8" thick and the CB Case is pretty tight. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


05-28-2008, 03:12 PM
A metal cable not line, right? Is the CB metal or wood?

In similar situations I've had to go for the skinniest attachment possible, which worked out to be an eye lined with thin leather through the hole in the CB.

But if the CB is metal and heavy, you may need a thin shackle or other metal fitting/hardware at the end of the cable to take the strain and wear.

05-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Thanks Thorne,

Metal Cable and the CB is 3/8" stainless for a 14" catboat (~4'x2')... not sure of the weight since it has not come back from the cutter, yet.

05-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Seems to me that someone passed through here a month ago with the same question. I think he found a skinny lifeline shackle. Was it from Johnson?

05-28-2008, 05:26 PM
That was Kaa in this thread,

05-28-2008, 06:53 PM

I think these Johnson Rigging Toggles might do the trick.