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Some other interesting..

Here are some other interesting points from ABYC E-11:

"Conductors shall be at least 16 AWG. EXCEPTIONS: 1. 18 AWG conductors may be used if included with other conductors in a sheath and do not extend more than 30 inches (760mm) outside the sheath.”"

"Conductors used for panelboard or switchboard main feeders, bilge blowers, electronic equipment, navigation lights, and other circuits where voltage drop must be kept to a minimum, shall be sized for a voltage drop not to exceed three percent”.

"Conductors used for lighting, other than navigation lights, and other circuits where voltage drop is not critical, shall be sized for a voltage drop not to exceed 10 percent.”

"Solderless crimp on connectors shall be attached with the type of crimping tools designed for the connector used, and that will produce a connection meeting the requirements of E-”"

"Current-carrying conductors shall be routed as high as practicable above the bilge water level and other areas where water may accumulate. If conductors must be routed in the bilge or other areas where water may accumulate, the connections shall be watertight.”"

"Terminal connectors shall be the ring or captive spade types.”"

"Twist on connectors, i.e., wire nuts, shall not be used.”"

"Ring and captive spade type terminal connectors shall be the same nominal size as the stud.”"

"The construction of insulated cables and conductors shall conform with the requirements of: UL 1426, Cables for Boats…””

"Solder shall not be the sole means of mechanical connection in any circuit.”"

-Maine Sail / CS-36T

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