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Old 08-27-2010
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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Why? Crimping is far more than adequate especially if you use factory made heat shrink crimps..
Because it offers equivalent longevity, at a much lower materials cost. Crimping is not adequate in a marine environment without tinned wire and marine grade terminals unless the connections are also soldered, and sealed.

Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Also, twisting of wires together, even with solder, is not ABYC E-11 compliant.
That's probably an important point for people whose boats are worth more than the cost of a survey, but I'm not going to put $2000 worth of wiring into my $800 Catalina 22 when the method I described will last decades.
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