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Old 05-27-2009
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The issue is that the solder cracks. The cracked solder corrodes. The corrosion causes failure.

It has no place in a boat or I would guess a car or plane either.

Now, what I have witnessed may very well be a weekend warrior electrician with a blow torch and a roll of flux. But my first hand experience after reviewing the joints has been very negative. Given that crimping has shown no such negative effects, and is pretty darned easy to do, I cannot see why anyone would solder on a boat.
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