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Diesel Locomotive Cable (DLO) & Marine Installations

DLO Marine Application

Sending a BIG THANKS to our customer, Art, who sent us this picture of his Allied Seabreeze 35 sailboat cruisin' the northeast bay.  Art chose to buy Diesel Locomotive Cable for his sailboat's anchor windlass.  An anchor windlass is a machine that restrains and manipulates the anchor chain and/or rope on a boat, allowing the anchor to be raised and lowered.

Here is what Art had to say about the diesel locomotive cable.

"The DLO (Diesel Locomotive Cable) is for a newly installed anchor windlass. I used diesel locomotive cable for its corrosion resistant qualities. Each copper strand is tinned. The salt water environment has made tinned wire the standard for marine installations. It's a 12 volt dc system so the amperage is high. The pictures show the hook up to the reversing relay in forward cabin which will have a varnished mahogany box covering it. A second picture is back aft near the battery bank which shows the 70 Amp isolation breaker. The cables are run in a galley locker pretty much out of sight.  I'm happiest when I have a project!"

Thanks for the info, Art! We hope you have a fantastic sailing season!

Diesel Locomotive Cable (DLO) is also used for many other applications such as:  electric locomotives, diesel generators, drilling & oil rigs, railroad wiring, cranes, motor leads, and plenty more.

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