LACK OF CHAFE PROTECTION
All wiring, cables and plumbing in a boat should be chafeprotected where they pass through an opening in a bulkhead or other structure. That means they should be carefully fed through supportive chases and loomed together with other cables and wires to prevent excessive wear from the constant motion and G-force they experience in boats. Also, the hole or cutout through which they pass should be fitted with a grommet. One way to rectify the situation shown would be to secure the spiral wrap tightly against the connector with a tie wrap, and then use a clip or hold down to secure the wires and prevent them from moving back and forth over the edge. The way it is draped over this transom gusset, this control cable wouldn’t last 25 hours in real-world boating time.