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post #144 of Old 05-27-2009
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

The FAA, USAF and the ABYC obviously don't know a thing about electrical connections on a moving vessel...
Laf! 5% of the USAF's electronics contain vacuum tubes - and the current regs still specify to lace wire runs with string; they aren't too keen on them newfangled wire ties.

The great thing about the USAF is that nothing stays in service for long, and everything gets inspected and/or replaced every 13 weeks by dozens of trained technicians. On that schedule and MTBF, I guess I would use crimped connectors throughout my boat. Unfortunately, it's just me. So I'll solder and crimp both.

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