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Insert wisdom here.The other (starboard) endcap can also be prepared for potting at this time. Create a barrier of hot glue at the end of the endcap channel to hold the epoxy in.

Apply a glob of hot glue to the end of each of the six auxiliary wires, then after each glob has hardened, bundle the ends together and apply hot glue to the bundle.

The six auxiliary wires can be used later to attach external payloads like sensors and actuators. While these are not being used, the ends should be sealed so water can't travel down the wires underneath the insulation into the the electronics tube (an effect known as "hosing"). To prevent this, we'll seal the ends of the wires with hot glue.