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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Ah, come on CD. We both know that soldering can save 1/10th to 1/2 of an ounce over a proper crimped connection on each connection, and on a racing boat all those ounces add up and slow you down. So, they only last twenty years, by then it is an old tired racing boat ready for the glue factory anyway.[G]

Kinda like those double-layer Sailnet burgees. Great concept, but way too heavy to be flown on any competitive racer![VBG]
HS,

You crazy solar-sticker (my new name for you), real racers don't use wire at all. THey prefer the little hat with red/greenlights on top!!

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