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I posted pictures of this somewhere on here and have discussed this before, but here is some first hand knowledge between the two.

When we bought Dad's boat (a Tayana Vancouver 42), we ended up pulling out and replacing a lot of the wiring. None of the wiring was tinned. Everything that was soldered was cracked and corroded. Pretty much everything that was crimped was fine. The exception to the crimping only came on some exterior wiring (nav lights, for instance) though 99% of it was soldered too and a mess.

I will never solder anything on a boat if I can help it. I reccomend to everyone that crimping is the ONLY method to use on a boat. This is a good first hand representation of about 20 years of "comparisson".

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