Originally Posted by sailingdog
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.